Home help scheme is all ready to care

Manager David Robertson with the accreditation.
Manager David Robertson with the accreditation.

An independent and bespoke personal-care service for older people in north Northumberland is set to launch soon.

Bell View Help at Home has announced that it has received registration from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which registers new medical and primary care services against national standards.

This official recognition means that the scheme will launch its service in mid-January.

Operating from Whittingham in the south to Ford and Etal in the north, across to Seahouses and Bamburgh at the coast, this service is being launched by the award-winning Bell View resource centre in Belford.

Commenting on the official accreditation, David Robertson, registered manager of Bell View Help at Home, said: “Now we have received the accreditation from the CQC, our aim is to build up a team focused on the care of elderly.

“Offering the very highest levels of service, it will be run by locals for local residents.

“Our new team will receive a five-day induction programme, where they will be given training in both our own personal policies and procedures as well as the mandatory training of health and safety, moving and handling, medications and the safeguarding of adults.”

Anyone interested in applying for the position of support workers can contact David on 01668 219538 or bel lviewhelpathome@hotmail.co.uk