In times of economic uncertainty, cut backs can inadvertently affect community care. But, local company Bridges Home Care, is overcoming the challenge of budget and system change, to provide consistent care services that are increasingly in demand within the community.

Based in Henley-on-Thames, Bridges serves the people of Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The business is hands-on and people based, supplying the active care for the elderly and vulnerable which often busy families can’t manage themselves.

The need for domiciliary care services in the community is growing as we are living longer and more women work outside the home. Bridges Home Care is convenient, well managed and reliable. Clients receive a bespoke care plan so that each individual, their family and the home carer know exactly what is needed. Personalised care plans include support for personal hygiene, dressing, meal times, domestic chores, shopping and escort services to hospitals or libraries.

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Bridges is not only well known for the quality of care it gives to clients but also for the quality of training and support it provides for staff and carers. Bonny Harrison and Wendy James share 35 years of domiciliary care management between them and ensure that Bridges Home Care runs smoothly and provides the expert guidance and support the team needs. Bridges really does ‘bridge the gap’ for their clients, their families and their carers.

New or experienced carers are needed to work within the growing Bridges team. Why not apply so that you can bring care into your community in such a rewarding and valuable way? Carers say it’s ‘the best job in the world’ as you bring smiles to the faces of people who have a lot of courage and determination, but just need a little practical support day by day to stay independent.