Derby Social Care Firm Set To Say 'You're Hired' With Planned Expansion

Derby Social Care Firm Set To Say 'You're Hired' With Planned Expansion

A Derby based social care company is defying the predicted economic effects of Covid-19 - by expanding.

Despite anticipated job cuts amid the Covid-19 chaos, Derby-based Locally We Do is taking on new team members.

Husband-and-wife team Damian and Helena Doras are looking for some key couples and individuals to come on board to cope with the ever increasing demand for assisted living services. It is hoped that the chosen candidates will learn the Locally We Do ropes from the ground up, and help to take the brand forward.

The initial vacancies are for an operations co-ordinator, two gardeners / handymen or women, and two cleaners / home helpers with significant career progression on the cards for the right candidates. The company is keen to hear from couples who would be trained up to run specific areas as as the business develops.

The company helps vulnerable people such as the elderly and disabled to live independently for as long as possible, by providing a bespoke service including home help, cleaning, gardening, handyman work, shopping, accompanied doctor and hospital appointments, befriending and much more.

From August 1, the business, which has a franchise option, is going live as a limited company developing from its current partnership.

Damian said: “Myself and Helena run the business together.

“Helena heads up the in-home social care services side such as shopping, cleaning, laundry and home help assistance, and I run the gardening, handyman, property maintenance, home renovations and garden redesign side.  

“In the next year or so, we are aiming to have some key couples on board to be running the head office area here in Derby with others helping to develop franchises in the surrounding areas.


“We’d love to find team members that are passionate about customer service and have great attention to detail. What is qually important, is the drive to help people, and wanting to learn the ropes so they have a complete appreciation and understanding of each and every aspect of the business.”

“The roles may be suitable for anyone who has been made redundant during the pandemic or anyone who is looking for a more rewarding career. If you have a desire to help others and be part of a team then get in touch.”

Locally We Do is a registered and vetted member of the Age UK Business Directory and Derbyshire County Council’s Trusted Trader, and has a good working relationship with Derby City Council’s Healthy Housing department. 


Recent examples of its work include helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer who had been discharged from hospital, who required a daily visit to assist with meal preparation, household chores, gardening, food shopping, and handyman work.

Key duties of the Operations Coordinator include assisting the Directors, administrative, financial and client relations duties, keeping the office clean and tidy, being responsible for health and safety compliance, assisting with business and revenue development, ensuring all work is completed to the client’s satisfaction and accurate work records are maintained.

Gardener / handyman tasks include general garden maintenance, property maintenance, garden re design, handyman work, including the following if you can do them - joinery, painting, plastering, grouting, aspects of roofing, tiling, and other assigned tasks.

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