Last week, we officially opened the doors of Helping Hands Bristol over in Henleaze. Although we’ve been supporting families in the Bristol area since 2016, the event was the formal reception for the branch providing a visiting care service in and around Bristol and the surrounding areas, including in Kingswood, Clifton, Patchway and Stoke Gifford.
The opening, held at the branch at 41 Henleaze Road, was attended by a number of Helping Hands’ carers and customers, as well as Helping Hands’ Chief Operating Officer Ben Lee and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care in Bristol Helen Holland. Visitors also had the chance to learn more about the work of Helping Hands.
Stacey Cole, the manager for Helping Hands Bristol, says, “It’s a real pleasure and honour to be heading up the team here in Bristol. 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.”
Helping Hands has been providing support through live-in and visiting care services for customers across England and Wales since 1989, and is the longest standing home care service in the UK. With 60 branches nationwide, the opening of the Bristol branch is part of the company-wide expansion plan.
Tim Lee, Helping Hands CEO, explains, “Helping people and their families is at the heart of everything we do here at Helping Hands. We’re delighted to have Stacey and her enthusiastic team supporting the Bristol community and enabling them to have the comfortable, independent lifestyle that they want to have. Over the years, we’ve grown at an incredible rate – we now have over 55 branches across England and Wales and it’s brilliant to have Bristol as part of this growth.”