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Fifty care jobs will be coming to Richmond as a national care provider brings new employment opportunities to the area.

Helping Hands Richmond will serve the Twickenham, Hounslow, Feltham, Brentford and Teddington areas.

Family-run Helping Hands has been providing support through live-in and hourly care services for customers across England and Wales since 1989, and is the longest standing homecare service in the UK. Helping Hands has 55 branches nationwide and the opening of the Richmond branch is part of the company-wide expansion plan.

The new Helping Hands branch will offer fully-trained care specialists, providing care support to adults of all ages through hourly visiting and live-in care. This includes companionship, cooking and cleaning, and personal care, as well as condition-led care support, clinical, palliative, and respite and emergency care.

Parnita Nagi, Helping Hands Richmond branch manager, said: “I am excited to be managing this service which will provide person-centred care to meet the specific needs of local customers.

“My team and I have a good knowledge of the area and will be striving to deliver the highest quality service.

“I am extremely passionate about detail and have found that the Helping Hands company shares my passion and dedication; ensuring everyone we work with feels appreciated and supported.

“Over the coming weeks we will be speaking with relevant organisations including hospitals, GPs, Age UK and other local businesses to establish relationships and see how we can work together to support the local community. We’ll also be holding and taking part in recruitment events for those looking for a career in care.

“We’re also happy to provide advice and information to the local community on specific conditions such as dementia - so more and more people have a better understanding of how they can support loved ones.”

New hourly carers will undergo three days of intensive training at the branch, which rewards them with a care certificate. New carers will then have the skills and experience to enable those in need to live at home with compassion and dignity.

Helping Hands also provides live-in care across the UK. Live-in carers will have five days of intensive training at the Helping Hands’ purpose built Centre of Excellence training academy. The centre has been specially built to simulate patients’ houses and train new employees on how to react to the different scenarios they will encounter during their new care role.

For further information regarding the new Helping Hands branch, please visit our website: www.helpinghandshomecare.co.uk