Live-in care and visiting home care in Torquay
Nicola Barnes, Torquay Branch Manager at Helping Hands, and her team of expert carers are fully committed to providing you or your loved one with bespoke home care services in Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Totnes and the surrounding areas. This is what Nicola has to say about the home care service she and her team provide.
Meet Nicola, our Branch Manager
“Hello! I’m Nicola, the Branch Manager for our Torquay branch. I am responsible for ensuring that customers are provided with excellent care, by carers that are valued, well trained and supported by the branch.
"I have worked in care for almost 20 years in various roles, including eight years in the NHS. I have also worked with mental health for five years, continuing healthcare (CHC), rapid response and palliative care. What matters most to me is making sure that our customers have the best possible care no matter what their needs are.
"I feel very passionately about being able to provide the quality and tailored care that customers require."
Here at Helping Hands we offer individually tailored high quality home care in Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Totnes and the surrounding areas. Still family owned and run, we draw on 29 years of experience to ensure that the very best standards of support are delivered by our carers to each and every one of our customers.
Nicola and her team provide everything from companionship, housekeeping, through to providing more complex healthcare support for people with conditions such as MS, spinal injuries, Parkinson’s, acquired brain injuries and those who have suffered a stroke. Every member of the Helping Hands team is here to ensure we enable our customers to enjoy the quality of life they deserve in the comfort of their own home, irrespective of their personal or medical needs.
The team of dedicated carers across Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Totnes and the surrounding areas are chosen and trained at the branch, supported by expert guidance from the branch’s manager and a team of registered nurses. They draw on extensive knowledge of home care, having first launched Helping Hands in Warwickshire in 1989.
If you’re receiving direct payments for social care through social services, we are able to accept top-ups to these payments. Get in touch to find out more.
You can’t imagine Nikki, how happy I am that I found you, I think you saved my life that morning you came to see me. I’m shouting your praises from the rooftops
Marjorie, a Torquay Helping Hands customer April 2018
Live-in care in Torquay
If you need a more intense level of home care in Torquay our carers are fully trained to provide you with it. Our live-in care services in Torquay mean that one of our carers can be there to help you around the clock. If you have a progressive medical condition or have been recently injured and need support around the home, one of our carers can give you the extra support you need. If your medical condition requires that you take medication in the middle of the night, one of our carers can be there to remind you to take it, and help to administer it.
You can be confident in the expert knowledge of our carers. All of our local Torquay carers have been fully trained at our very own Centre of Excellence, and have a wide knowledge of complex condition-led care. All Helping Hands carers are DBS checked and trained to help you or your loved one remain independent in their home, whilst giving you the level of live-in care that you require.
Friendly, qualified carers in Torquay’
Our Torquay carers are committed to providing you or your loved one with the very best possible care. To ensure that they can deliver your care to the highest standard, we are committed to providing them with a comprehensive programme of training and support.
Before beginning their work with us, all our carers take part in an intensive training programme at our Centre of Excellence. But the training does not stop there. Every Helping Hands carer takes part in on-going training to boost their knowledge and experience across a wide range of areas, from dementia care to complex care requirements.
Our carers are also committed to ensuring that you receive the best condition-led care available, and work with local GPs to understand how best to support you.
What I enjoy most about care is seeing my customers and building relationships with them. I believe it is an achievement to gain their trust and I am so proud of what I do.
Molly, a visiting carer
Find out more about live-in care or visiting care in Torquay
Choosing the right care option can often seem like a daunting decision, but Helping Hands is here to help. If you are considering visiting care or live-in care in Torquay and would like to discuss your options, simply call one of our friendly advisors and we can talk you through the options that could work for you.Request a callback Email us
Areas across Torquay that we cover:
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Visit our Torquay branch
The opening hours for the branch on Union Street in Torquay are listed below.
Phone lines open 7 days a week
If you’d like to discuss your home care options and set-up a meeting with Nicola and her team, call us seven days a week on 01803701929 (Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5.30pm).