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We have now opened up the way job holders can access our service and connect with local Home Helpers.
Members who are looking for some home help now have the option to message local helpers without the need to first post a job advert.
We’ve added this feature to allow those members looking for immediate help the opportunity to connect with a helper, or helpers, of their choice instead of posting a job advert and waiting for responses. This additional feature encourages member choice and increases the service’s flexibility and discretion.
This means at times the notification you receive from Close to Hand might be informing you of a new message from a job holder instead of simply alerting you to a new job posting in your area.
As well as sending out an email notification when a new message lands in your Close to Hand message centre, we will now send you an SMS text alert with a direct link to your account for you to log-in, read and respond to your message on the go.