Mayor officially opens new branch for home care in Ross-on-Wye
Published: Friday 18th August 2023
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(Published 18 August 2023)
Mayor Councillor Louis Stark has officially opened our new Ross-on-Wye home care branch in George Place on Gloucester Road. Our new service covers the Ross-on-Wye community as well as surrounding areas including Weston under Penyard, Bridstow, Glewstone, Pontshill and The Lea. The Ross-on-Wye Mayor Cllr Louis Stark visited the branch to meet our team and find out more about their work.
Mayor Stark, pictured above centre right with Agincare Managing Director Luke Holmes and Care Workers Rebecca and Peter, said:
I am delighted that a prominent national provider of quality care services such as Agincare has opened a new branch in Ross.
Not only does that show confidence in our community as a place to do business, but Agincare will be a boon to our residents by providing the sort of care required to enable those requiring care to live more independent lives.
The Ross-on-Wye home care service is delivering personal care as well as assistance with routine day-to-day tasks such as making sure medication is taken, helping with shopping and other household chores.
Managing Director of Agincare home care services, Luke Holmes (pictured above left with Mayor Stark), said:
I am really excited to launch the home care service in Ross-on-Wye, continuing Agincare’s sustainable expansion of its care services across the UK.
Agincare have been providing care services to people in Herefordshire for over 12 years via our service in Leominster where we serve the north of the county.
The Ross-on-Wye home care service will provide a vital lifeline for people in the community allowing them a greater level of independence to live in their own homes for as long as possible. The Ross-on-Wye service has already filled over 20 vacancies and continues to recruit for care workers in both salaried roles and guaranteed-hour contracts. As a people-first organisation, Agincare care workers are supported by our skills and training partner Training Now to gain qualifications and apprenticeships to support their ongoing career development.
Operations Administrator of the Ross-on-Wye home care service, Lucy Parkinson (pictured above right with Ross on Wye branch colleagues Jaz and Rebecca) added:
I am very proud of all the hard work and effort that my team have put in to launching the Ross-on-Wye service.
As part of our team-building, we have raised money for Parkinson’s UK by hosting coffee mornings and raffles, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous local businesses that have supported us. Please do get in touch if you would like a friendly informal chat about our care services.