Leading care provider Helping Hands has opened a new branch in South Leeds, creating new jobs for the local area.
Right now, there are an estimated 8,700 people living with Dementia in Leeds, and, with the pandemic highlighting the importance of quality care for people with the condition, Helping Hands are encouraging families to reach out on behalf of their loved ones, to ensure they receive the care they need, in their own homes. In a recent survey conducted on behalf of Helping Hands, research showed fewer than one in six adults (15%) have spoken to the older members of their family to know exactly what their expectations are when it comes to future care.
Helping Hands has seen demand for its care services increase significantly over the past 12 months as customers’ needs have changed.
“Customers’ needs have changed during the last 12 months and we have been able to be more flexible with initiatives such as virtual meetings and our internal reward and recognition scheme, Moments of Kindness.” says Mark Speirs, Head of New Branches.
Helping Hands have also recently taken part in the Random Acts of Kindness Week, providing moments of joy to their clients and employees alike.
Branches in the North of the country delivered surprise care packages and to their most vulnerable customers, from afternoon teas and socially distanced visits from carers’ pets, to a virtual bingo game that brings together customers and carers from across the region.
Upon receiving his care package, Neil said:
“I loved it when Sarah the care coordinator from Helping Hands visited me with gifts, we have made a lovely friendship and I get good care from my carers”
His next of kin also commented:
“What you have done for Neil is lovely and has really given him the boost he needed as he has been feeling really low.”
Mark Speirs added:
“At Helping Hands, we are committed to not only the people we serve, but also the communities we operate in, so it is great to be creating jobs for local areas across the country. We have been encouraged by the response to expanding our network and look forward to supporting more people to lead an independent life in the comfort of their own home.”
The new South Leeds branch comes as part of a national launch, creating the opportunity for award winning care for over 1,500 people, and over 2000 new jobs nationwide.
Those interested can visit careers.helpinghands.co.uk/e/careers/search/new to check for vacancies in the area.
This post is based on a press release issued by Helping Hands