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Notice: Helping Hands To Recruit Fifty New Carers in Guildford in National Carers Week

Published on: 15 Jun, 2017
Updated on: 13 Jun, 2017

National homecare provider Helping Hands knows the invaluable part friendly and professional carers play in meeting the needs of our ageing society.

To cope with this increasing demand and to relieve the pressure on unpaid carers, the Guildford office is planning to recruit up to fifty new Carers over the next six months.

This announcement comes alongside National Carers Week which runs until Sunday June 18.

Family-run Helping Hands has been providing support through live-in and visiting homecare services for customers across England and Wales since 1989, and is one of the longest-standing homecare services in the UK. The company has 55 branches nationwide.

Helping Hands is looking for candidates that have a caring nature towards people that need daily support, in return for first-class training and ongoing support to develop their professional careers.

Previous experience or qualifications are not needed for the roles, as Helping Hands will provide all the necessary training. Applicants of all ages, who are friendly, enthusiastic and compassionate are being encouraged to apply.

Karen Rayfield, People and Performance Director at Helping Hands, said “Quality care is only possible when you have an outstanding team of carers. It’s our job to find those truly exceptional people who have a true calling to care, train them to be the best they can and be there to support them throughout their career.”

All Care Assistants will undergo three days of intensive, award-winning training at either their branch or at the Centre of Excellence based in Warwickshire.The bespoke training teaches how to react to the different scenarios Carers encounter during their new care role.

The course, which leads to the award of The Care Certificate, will teach Carers a variety of new skills, such as how to keep customers safe, administer medication, cook nutritious meals and safely use hoists to move a person in or out of bed. Helping Hands also adds extra sessions to include dementia and more clinical care.

Karen added “Being a Carer takes passion and commitment. It can be a tough and challenging role at times, but our Carers tell us that no other job they’ve had compares to the fulfilment and job satisfaction they now feel each day. While in-depth training and excellent communication skills are essential for being a Carer, sometimes it’s the little things that make the all the difference. This could be sharing stories over a cuppa, watching a favourite TV show together or always keeping to someone’s daily routines; that’s when care really comes from the heart.”

On the importance of Carers Week, Karen said: “Carers are often the unsung heroes in our communities. They provide unwavering support for the people they assist every day, helping them to live the lives they want in the most comfortable way possible.”

For further information regarding working for Helping Hands, visit their website




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