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Meet Lucy Childs

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Hi, I'm Lucy, Regional Clinical Lead for the South West

I worked for Helping Hands as a carer in Plymouth while I completed my adult nursing degree, and during that time I developed my passion for delivering person-centred care for people in their own homes.
I then left Helping Hands when I qualified as a nurse but continued to work in the community with the acute care at home team. This team provided a variety of services to keep people at home and avoid hospital admissions. I then moved into the private sector, working on a busy surgical ward but during this time I realised I missed being out in the community looking after people at home.
I then moved to a home care company where I found my passion in education; I progressed from a home care nurse to a senior home care nurse, then to a practice development nurse.
I have now returned to Helping Hands and feel like I have never been away. My passion is for keeping customers at home and ensuring our carers have all the knowledge they require to do so.

Qualifications and Professional Development

BSC in Adult nursing

Currently completing a Master’s in advanced professional practice

Clinical supervision

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Currently completing level 3 Award in end-of-life training