New in-house trainer for care company

Natalie Perera, of Helping Hands.
Natalie Perera, of Helping Hands.

A Northumberland homecare organisation has appointed an in-house trainer to support its expansion plans.

Helping Hands Community Care, which provides social and specialist care to hundreds of people across Northumberland, has welcomed Natalie Perera to its Cramlington branch.

Before joining the organisation, Natalie worked in a range of job roles, including senior lead carer, a regional tutor/assessor for a health and social care provider, and most recently, a training manager for a Newcastle care provider.

She said: “Helping Hands is a great organisation, which I’m really excited to be a part of. In my role, I will be on hand to support new and existing staff with training that will help them continue to provide first class care.”

David Harrison, managing director of Helping Hands, said: “Natalie’s appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to driving continuous improvement to our organisation while providing the best possible care for the people who use our services.

Natalie, originally from London, but now living in Blyth, also has experience in the education sector, having worked as a special educational needs assistant and a learning support assistant.

Helping Hands provides homecare services, supporting people living at home with dementia, while also offering specialist and complex care services.