50 jobs to be created as home care provider moves into Peterborough

The new offices of Helping Hands in Bridge Street, Peterborough.
The new offices of Helping Hands in Bridge Street, Peterborough.
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Scores of jobs are being created in Peterborough by a home care provider that has just moved into the city.

Bosses of Helping Hands Home Care say they expect to create 50 jobs after opening an office in Bridge Street.

The agency is looking to recruit carers locally to provide care in the homes of people in and around Peterborough.

The agency, which has 87 branches across the UK, is one the largest home care providers in the UK.

Chief executive Tim Lee said: "I am delighted to be opening our new branch in Peterborough, which will help us to support more people within the area.

"We are looking forward to getting involved in the local community and through the recruitment of local carers we aim to become a quality employer of choice for those joining us and a provider of quality care to those using our services.

He added: "Helping Hands is all about family. Helping Hands Home Care have been providing care across the country for almost 30 years.

"Whether we’re delivering one hour of care to provide companionship and make a meal, or full time Live In Care, our service enables our customers to stay in their own homes for as long as possible."

Tessa Hilton, Peterborough branch manager, said: "It’s a real pleasure and honour to be heading up the Helping Hands Home Care team here in Peterborough.

"Being able to bring the best care to the local community is something that I’m really passionate about and I’m excited to work with a dynamic team of carers to make this happen.”