National home care provider Helping Hands has announced the opening of 21 new branches across the UK, with further plans for expansion later this year.
The branches, located primarily in Greater Manchester and the South-West of England, will provide specialised care to those in need, particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak, and create new vacancies for those looking to return to or start a career in the care sector.
Helping Hands CEO Andy Hogarth said: “We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our new branches, and we hope that we can support many people in need of an extra helping hand at home. We’re very much about focussing on the customer and what they want from their care, so that they can continue to be independent in the place where they feel their happiest.
“Although plans were in place to launch these new branches many months ago, its feels as though they are more important than ever in the current climate, enabling us to reach even more people who may have been discharged early from hospital or self-isolating and need vital care at home. This is also a great opportunity for those looking for work to join us and really make a difference in their local community.”
Ten new Helping Hands branches have opened across Manchester, including an office in Nantwich, and the remaining 11 branches have opened in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset.
The family-run provider, head-quartered in Warwickshire, now has a network of over 100 branches across England and Wales, providing visiting and live-in care support to people living with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s, and mobility difficulties.
The company employs more than 6,000 cares and has supported over 40,000 families since its inception in 1989.