Radis Community Care has welcomed a new manager to its founding branch based in Reading.

Russell Paul will manage a team of 31 care workers who work in the local community to support people in their own homes.

The team assists people with a range of needs including frail older people and those with physical and learning disabilities, dementia, mental health problems and other support needs, to remain as independent and well as possible in their own homes by providing the support that they need with everyday tasks such as preparing meals, cleaning and laundry, personal care and getting dressed, taking medication at the right times and support getting out and about.

New Branch Manager, Russell Paul commented: “Reading was the location of Radis’ first branch, established in 2001 and still has five members of staff from the original team. I’m really excited to be joining a team so committed to making sure that local people get the support they need to live independently in the place they most want to be – at home and as part of their community.

“I have personal experience of having a close family member living with Parkinson’s, so I was really keen to find a role where I could draw on this experience to make a difference to the lives of others. Prior to joining Radis I worked in the leisure and education sectors for a number of years where I particularly enjoyed working with young people to help them to achieve their goals.

“As Branch Manager, my focus will be on giving the team the support they need to provide the best possible services to our existing clients, as well as broadening our services to support even more people to lead the lives they choose.”

Head of Care Services for Radis Community Care, Danielle Jones added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Russell to the team, who brings with him a fresh perspective and lots of ideas for developing our services so that we can make a positive difference to the lives of more local people.”

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.