A care visitor service has opened its services up to Reading households and beyond.

Visiting Angels, which provides home care visitor services has expanded its operations into the county.

The company, which has a new base of operations in Pangbourne, will provide care visits to clients in Reading, Twyford, Woodley and Earley and West Berkshire.

The service is headed by Jane Purser, the registered care manager of Visiting Angels, who has 11 years of experience in the care sector, since she became her father’s carer when he was diagnosed with cancer.

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Explaining her vision for what the care the company will provide, Jane said: “We believe our service will resonate within the community, not only for our standards of care, but by the way Visiting Angels looks after its carers.

“There are more people out there who need care services than ever. We’ll be able to alleviate that pressure while improving quality of care at the same time.”

James Charlton, director of Visiting Angels, explained why the company was different and how important it is to make sure staff are looked after.

Mr Charlton said: “We’ve found that current leading organisations do as short as possible visits with their clients.

“It’s not long enough to truly recognise the potential changing needs of a client.

“We pride ourselves on one-hour minimum visits to those who need our services.

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“Being able to offer a really high-quality service to clients, as well as addressing the issue of staff feeling undervalued, is something I’m really proud to be a part of.

“We want to be a part of Visiting Angels’ mission of redefining the roles of carers in society.

“We want to strike the balance of providing great care while equally being an ethical employer who genuinely looks after its dedicated and exceptional carers”

You can visit the Visiting Angel website to find out more.