Five years on: India’s highlights as a carer for Helping Hands

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Five years ago, India Hickey took her first steps as a visiting carer for Helping Hands. Since then, after much enthusiasm and commitment, she’s progressed to become a Field Care Supervisor for our branch in Evesham and the Cotswolds. Let’s read her story.

Inspired to become a carer

A memorable trip travelling across Australia and Fiji gave India many valuable life experiences. It was these opportunities that inspired her to join us as a visiting carer. Her role allowed her to spend most of her time out in the community, and this is one of the many reasons why she enjoys what she does.

“I think being able to help people when they are in need of it and perhaps do not know what options are available to them is very rewarding and makes me want to come to work,” India says.

Over the last five years, India has had many memorable experiences. At one time, she worked with an elderly gentlemen who desperately needed some extra support at home, an experience which remains prominent in her mind.

“The challenge was that he didn’t like the idea of care. Through patience and dedication, I gradually gained his trust,” she adds. “Getting the care for the gentlemen was highly reassuring for the family and has left a lasting impact for me.”

The care team in Evesham and the Cotswolds

India says that one of the reasons she loves her jobs is because everyone is so compassionate and supportive. She is full of praise for the people she works with, and has been inspired by how dedicated and hardworking the team at the Evesham and the Cotswolds branch is.

“These are the reasons I enjoy work,” India says. “I’m always supported by lovely people, and it’s just incredible how we have great relationships with both carers and customers.”

India has some advice for carers based on her five years’ experience. “Try not to rush,” she explains. “Read the support plans really carefully. Our carers always have support; they communicate as much as possible with the office as well as other carers in their areas who can give them tips. Probably the best piece of advice would be to look presentable and always greet your customers with a smile!”

Become a carer for Helping Hands

Over the past five years, India has become such a valuable member of the Helping Hands team in Evesham and the Cotswolds. It’s testament to her hard work and enthusiasm that she’s now helping to inspire other carers in the local area to grow and develop in their own roles.

Learn more about our home care services in Evesham and the Cotswolds. If, like India did, you also feel a calling to care for others, take a look at our latest job opportunities and apply to be a carer today. We provide full award-winning training before you start and ongoing support.

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