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TRAVEL: New business offers travelling carers

HOLIDAY WITH HELP: business owner and qualified carer, Leanne Harsh.
HOLIDAY WITH HELP: business owner and qualified carer, Leanne Harsh.

LEANNE Harsh has developed a smart idea into a business that is offering mobility restricted people of any age to enjoy their travel with the assistance of a carer from Holiday with Help.

"I believe in a world without barriers, where people with mobility restrictions can travel with confidence," the business owner and qualified carer, Leanne Harsh, said.

The 24-hour service will give clients the peace of mind of knowing they have alongside them a qualified carer.

A carer will be able to help with personal care and hygiene including assistance with showering, toileting and getting dressed.

That carer may be needed for when a person travels for a few days or for a week.

"It may be a couple wanting to go on a holiday, but one of them needs care," she explained.

The business is starting its operations on the Sunshine Coast with Ms Harsh and her team available to assist with clients travelling to or from the Coast to near or far locations.

To Ms Harsh's knowledge Holiday with Help is a unique offering.

While she knows of similar businesses that cater for disabled clients, she is unaware of a business that works exclusively with mobility-restricted clients.

Ms Harsh said she is in the early stages of the new business with other carers to be recruited.

"They will be qualified carers that I have worked with over the last five years," Ms Harsh said.

"The carers I bring on I will know and will trust them, and I know how they work."

For more information on Holidays with Help, go www.holidaywithhelp.com.au.

As each client's requirements will be unique, Ms Harsh said the details of the costs of the Holiday with Help services will be discussed at the time a client contacts her.

Anyone making a booking in early April will be eligible for the April-Easter special offer.

Topics:  aged care general-seniors-news mobility travel travel-australia wellbeing


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