22nd Oct, 2016

Pedal power keeps carers fit

Aaron Wise 26th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR family-run care home is telling its staff to get on their bikes to promote a healthier alternative during its summer service.

Helping Hands is embracing an innovative method of transport, which will see carers from the Vale cycling to their daily visits to reduce stress, improve fitness and heighten road safety.

Evesham’s Helping Hands, is already reducing its carbon footprint and doing its bit to help keep the town clean with George Joseph, an hourly carer who has worked for Helping Hands since 2008, being selected as the first user of the Helping Hands’ new branded bikes.

Mr Joseph said: “I think it’s brilliant that Helping Hands are introducing cycling for carers and I would encourage more carers to do the same.

“Being able to cycle to my daily visits makes my job so much easier.

“When traffic is bad I can avoid all congestion, which puts my mind at ease as I know I will be on time.

“I feel refreshed and energised between calls and my customers love the fact that I arrive on a bike.”