Shropshire care provider moves into pole position with new cars for night-time carers
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Shropshire care provider moves into pole position with new cars for night-time carers

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Radis Community Care has been commissioned by the local authority to run six new Hyundai i10 contracts to support the local community.

The scheme enables care support to be provided to people throughout the night, which home care providers struggle to do. The group of people supported varies and they are provided the right care for their needs.

A number of care worker jobs have become available as a result of the new contracts to provide support to those in need between 10pm and 6.30am in Oswestry, Market Drayton and Shrewsbury, seven days a week.

Each car allows two carers to carry out their duties together, where support ranges from bedtime assistance, post-hospital support, or as an alternative to a hospital admission where night support is required.

Sarah Brown, Radis area manager said: “We are so excited to launch our new fleet of cars in Shropshire to help vulnerable people across the county. Winning these new contracts is a testament to the dedication and passion of the Radis team. It is notoriously difficult to provide care at night time for a number of reasons.

 “We hope that by being able to provide brand-new, work vehicles, and enabling care workers to work in partnerships, it will make a huge difference to both our valued workers and our clients.”

 The roles will come with the benefit of a company car, fuel card, great pension scheme and career progression.

If you are interested in one of these care worker positions, please email  recruitment@radis.co.uk or call 0330 100 8181.

Radis is a community-based care and support provider that was established in 2001. Since establishing its first Visiting Care branch in Reading, Radis Community Care has grown to become a leading provider of community-based social care and support, for vulnerable adults and children, in England and Wales.

For more information on careers at Radis, please visit www.radis.co.uk/careers-at-radis/ or call 0330 100 8150

Care provider reaches new milestone after winning contracts for six Extra Care schemes in Oxfordshire

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Radis Community Care, a leading provider of community based social care, reaches a new milestone of providing services in over 60 Extra Care housing schemes in the UK, after recently winning contracts for six schemes in Oxfordshire.

In partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Radis enables individuals over the age of 55 who require extra support to live independently across the four picturesque towns of Banbury, Chipping Norton, Abingdon and Witney.

The schemes are perfect for individuals who want to take control of their own finances, social life and independence while still having access to support in their later years.

Deepesh Patel, co-founder and executive director of Radis said: “After being at the forefront of providing care and support since 2010, we’re so proud to be known as a leading Extra Care provider in the UK. Radis’ ethos of Extra Care has always been a ‘home for life’, enabling people to live with on hand support in a safe environment. Being able to now offer support to more people is just an incredible feeling.”

 Deepesh continued: “Myself and Samir, fellow executive director and co-founder, are incredibly grateful to all our amazing staff for supporting us to reach this amazing milestone and build such a caring company.”

North Park Gardens, North Stanbridge House and North Willow Gardens are just a few of Radis’ fully equipped apartments with onsite or close-by facilities such as hair salons, post offices, restaurants and therapy rooms.

North Stanbridge House, Petypher House and Fernleigh are also fitted with pendant alarms, door and bed sensors and fall alarms that give individuals peace of mind that their care needs can be met.

Care teams are also on hand to support residents with everyday tasks and getting out into the community.

Allie Gillespie, the area manager said: “The beauty of these facilities is that they can provide the right level of support depending on an individual’s needs, so if that’s just a pendant alarm, or regular visits from a carer, these schemes offer people a fully-tailored package.”

 The six schemes will open up exciting new job opportunities for carers across Oxfordshire. These are roles are perfect for anyone looking looking to make a real difference to people’s lives.

 If you are interested in a position at one of these schemes please email recruitment@radis.co.uk or call 0330 100 8181 or visit www.radis.co.uk for more information on their Extra Care.

Launch of Bespoke Supported Living in Malvern

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Radis Community Care, a leading provider of community-based social care has launched a bespoke Supported Living Service in Malvern, featuring assistive technology.

The property in Malvern offers individuals with disabilities the right care and support to overcome barriers and maximise their independence. Radis were approached directly by Worcester County Council to work with families of four friends who were searching for a place together to live independently with on-demand support.

The property has secure DDA certified access and is fitted with assisted technology from UKTPS including the Advent XT2. This is a grouped living alarm and communication system, which directly links to an onsite scheme manager or to an offsite alarm-receiving centre. This provides a means of quicker, simpler and more effective communication between a resident and the onsite or offsite responder.

Gary Dickerson, business development and implementation manager at Radis said: “We were chosen by Worcester County Council to source and create a small supported living property for a group of individuals who wanted to live together after failing to find something that met their needs.

“The transitional work between the staff and the young individuals has allowed us to build a rapport and create a bespoke plan for the individuals. With regular progress meetings, the tenants were able to be involved at each planning stage of the project from choosing the colours of the walls to the final furnishings of their home. They were also able to get on site and meet the contractors building their home. As with every building project, there were some hiccups that we all worked together to overcome.

“I am looking forward to seeing the individuals’ journey to living a more independent life with the support of trained staff who know them well.”

Supported living schemes present individuals with learning and physical difficulties, autism and/or mental health problems with the confidence to overcome barriers and take their first steps into independent living. Radis ensures that each person is treated on an individual basis and that their care is tailored to suit their needs.

Radis is a community-based care and support provider that was established in 2001. Since establishing its first Visiting Care branch in Reading, Radis Community Care has grown to become a leading provider of community-based social care and support, for vulnerable adults and children, in England and Wales.

For more information about the services provided by Radis, visit www.radis.co.uk or call their Care Advice Line on 0330 100 8150.

 

 

Launch of new cars for Hospital to Home Care services, creating new jobs in Huntingdon

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A local Huntingdon care provider has a fleet of new cars ready and waiting for its new drivers who will be providing vital Hospital to Home Care services in the local area.

Commissioned by the Local Authority, Radis Community Care will run seven new car contracts providing urgent care for people coming from hospital or in need of priority care.

The contracts will open up new job opportunities for Care Workers across Huntingdon, Cambridge City & South, Ely, Wisbech and March at the end of this month, allowing the provision of  care in the home. The roles will be 30hrs per week, with the benefit of a company car and fuel card alongside a great pension scheme and career progression.

The six new Fiat 500’s were bought in addition to the existing nine hospital to care home contracts already in place. Winning additional contracts demonstrates the team’s successful work so far in the local community.

Nicholas Denniston, manager of Radis Huntington Branch said: ”To be commissioned with these new contracts is a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion of the team within this branch. It is an exciting new chapter for Radis within Cambridgeshire, and I am so proud to be a part of it.”

If you are interested in one of these care worker positions, please email recruitment@radis.co.uk or call 0330 100 8181.

Radis is a community-based care and support provider that was established in 2001. Since establishing its first Visiting Care branch in Reading, Radis Community Care has grown to become a leading provider of community-based social care and support, for vulnerable adults and children, in England and Wales.

For more information on careers at Radis, please visit www.radis.co.uk/careers-at-radis/ or call 0330 100 8150

Launch of new Supported Living in Boston

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Radis Community Care, a leading provider of community-based social care is opening a bespoke and purpose built Supported Living Service in Boston, featuring the latest assistive technology.

The four bed property, Allington Gardens, is offering a safe and secure home for individuals with disabilities who wish to live independently but still receive the care and support they need.

Due to open later next month, Allington Gardens is designed specifically for its four tenants, fitted with the latest assistive technology from UKTPS including, the Advent XT2 digitally grouped living system and secure access with DDA certification. From start to finish, individuals living at the service have been able to personalise their home, from the colours of the walls to the furnishings.

Hannah Cooper, referrals and assessment officer for Radis said: “My involvement from the beginning has been to really get to know the individuals moving into the service, to allow us to put the right care and support in place for them.

“During the smooth transitional work, regular meetings with the individuals and their families, enabled us to fully understand their needs and preferences and conduct a quality service assessment. This also provided the opportunity for the new tenants and their families to ask us questions about the property, alongside the care and support that will be provided. We want them to put their own stamp on this property, and therefore be involved as much as possible in the process.

“I really feel this is going to be a lovely home and that they will flourish within supported living. I’m looking forward to being a part of their progress.”

Supported living schemes present individuals with learning and physical difficulties, autism and/or mental health problems with the confidence to overcome barriers and take their first steps into independent living. Radis ensures that each person is treated on an individual basis and that their care is tailored to suit their needs.

Radis is a community-based care and support provider that was established in 2001. Since establishing its first Visiting Care branch in Reading, Radis Community Care has grown to become a leading provider of community-based social care and support, for vulnerable adults and children, in England and Wales.

For more information about the services provided by Radis, visit www.radis.co.uk or call their Care Advice Line on 0330 100 8150.

Radis welcomes new Finance Director

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Radis Community Care, one of the country’s leading providers of community based care and support, has added a Finance Director to its senior management team.

Mark Hall, who has a wealth of experience as a finance leader, building and leading high performing teams and individuals throughout his career, will manage a well-established team in overseeing financial operations at Radis.

Radis, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, is one of the largest care providers in the UK and prides itself on being a family run business that places clients’ needs at the heart of its diverse portfolio of care provision.

On his appointment, Mark said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this role at such an exciting time for Radis. This is a truly brilliant organisation, helping people to live fulfilled, independent and most importantly happy lives. 

“Having developed and delivered financial and strategic plans, long-term investment strategies and key partnerships at the likes of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and London Midland/West Midlands Trains, I hope I can bring a wealth of expertise to Radis and help to enhance its operations, strengthened by efficient financial management.”

Mark’s career spans far and wide, with over 24 years of experience working in financial management positions with a range of skills, from driving key projects to leading large teams.

Samir Patel, one of the founders of Radis Community Care, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Mark to the Radis team. Mark brings with him a fresh perspective, tons of management experience and some great ideas for developing our services as we continue to grow and develop as a national organisation.”

Celebrating 20 years of care and support

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We are celebrating across the country this month as we pass 20 years in business!

We are proud that our award-winning, family-owned company started off as a small local provider of visiting care services primarily for older people. Thanks to a strong vision and strong set of values, it has since grown to become a leading provider of care across many regions of England and Wales, supporting people of all ages and with a wide spectrum of needs in many different community settings including Extra Care housing schemes and Supported Living services.

To mark the occasion, our team have organised a series of events and activities, including delivering random acts of kindness to colleagues and hosting a special lunch for a number of the team who have been with the company since day one.

Reflecting on the anniversary celebrations and the 20 year journey, Radis founders Sam and Deepesh Patel said:

“Over the last 20 years, our team has regularly gone above and beyond to make sure they consistently deliver care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

We’ve seen staff walk for miles through snow, take boats through floods and over the last year, throughout the pandemic, do whatever it takes to make sure our clients are getting the care they rely on daily. 

We are so proud of our team and of the kind, caring company they have helped to build.” 

For more information about the services provided by Radis, visit our page here, or call our Care Advice Line on 0330 100 8150.

Regional care team celebrate over 100 years of service

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A team of Radis care workers were celebrating this month after discovering that between them, they have amassed over 100 years of service.

The team of seven Managers and Care Workers have worked for the company, providing care and support in the home across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire for decades.  Sara Haigh, Kim Rause, Kathy Illsley, Tracy Lowe, Claire Hall, Charlotte Hunter and Lisa Crane have all worked for Radis for at least eight years.

Lisa Crane has worked with Radis for 16 years, starting as a Care Worker in 2005 and working her way up to Registered Manager of Clarence Park Village in Malvern and she’s also the Support Manager for the area.  She told us:

‘When I first started at Radis, I had no idea I would still be with the same company all these years later.  I love my job; my team and I are delivering vital care and support both in the community and here at Clarence Park.  We get so much satisfaction from knowing that we’re making a difference to people’s lives every day.’

Sara Haigh has been a Support Worker with Radis for 14 years and works alongside Lisa at Clarence Park, she told us:

‘100 years is a long time and it’s testament to how much I love my job and the company.  Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to support many clients who are over 100, so to have collectively reached that milestone makes me really proud.  The job is perfect for me because I’m making a difference in my community but I’m able to fit my working hours around my children.’

In their time working together, the team have walked for miles through snow to reach some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.  They’ve been supported by the emergency services to reach clients by boat in the floods and of course battled through the coronavirus pandemic.

Lisa added:

‘We all love what we do but we are also a really tight knit team – of course we support our clients, but we also support each other to make sure we’re always delivering top quality care.  Here’s to the next 100 years!’

Radis Community Care Founder, Deepesh Patel said:

‘Radis is 20 years old this year and some of our Care Workers have been with us since the very beginning.  The team working across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire always go above and beyond to ensure that our clients are well looked after.  To have 100 years of service between them is very impressive and goes to show the power of great teamwork!’

For more information about the services provided by Radis, visit our page here, or call our Care Advice Line on 0330 100 8150.

Radis kicks off 20 year anniversary with 20 random acts of kindness

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We have kicked off the celebration of our 20th anniversary by spreading kindness across our team of dedicated Care Workers.

Throughout the rest of this year, we will be picking staff at random from our 3,000 strong workforce and delivering a variety of gifts in recognition of their hard work and dedication.

Joanne Wilson, Service Manager at Beacon Park Village was one of the first to receive a gift and said: “When I opened the package I was shocked and didn’t expect it, but it did make me feel that I was in the company’s thoughts. It was a nice feeling knowing you’re not just a number and you are appreciated.”

Deepesh Patel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Radis commented: “I’m incredibly proud of all our team here at Radis, who give so much of themselves to ensure others are well-cared for.

“Over the last 20 years, our team has regularly gone above and beyond to make sure they consistently deliver care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“We’ve seen staff walk for miles through snow, take boats through floods and over the last year, throughout the pandemic, do whatever it takes to make sure our clients are getting the care they rely on daily.

“We are so proud of our team and of the kind, caring company they have helped to build.”

For more information about the services provided by Radis, visit our page here, or call our Care Advice Line on 0330 100 8150.

Radis announce second supported living acquisition

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We are proud to have announced our acquisition of our supported living agency Lucy Glyn Support Services Ltd to provide specialist care and support in Warwickshire.

Lucy Glynn currently provides support to 15 individuals with Complex Care needs, including those living with Autism.

Support Workers from Radis support tenants to lead the lives they choose, for example to access education, training, volunteering and jobs, pursue their hobbies and interests and learn daily living skills.

Deepesh Patel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Radis commented: “This is another exciting milestone in the development of our supported living services as we continue on our road to diversifying our services and offering a range of community-based care and support services to a wider clientele with a broader spectrum of needs.”

The announcement comes after our recent acquisition of Bradford-based Focus Care Services last month.

For more information about the services provided by Radis, visit our page here, or call our Care Advice Line on 0330 100 8150.