Care News from Helping Hands

As an experienced home care agency with a team of professional carers working across the country, we regularly keep up to date on care industry news. That way we can ensure our team have the most recent expertise in medical advances, and with new and innovative methods of supporting our customers.

We also provide home care news updates specific to Helping Hands about how we work and how we are developing as a company – not forgetting regular news about our carers’ work and how we are improving the service we provide for our customers.

Read care industry news from Helping Hands to get invaluable insight into the health and social care industry as well advice and guidance from our expert team.

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Clinical Care and You

Clinical Care and You Care covers a range of different areas. It can start from providing companionship for a short period of time, all the way through to permanent live-in care. Each person will have unique care requirements and it is vital that the care they receive is tailored to meet these, especially if the […]


My Carer Journey: Ricardo Granado

My Carer Journey: Ricardo Granado Our carers come to us from all walks of life and have some amazing stories to share. Though they all have different stories to tell, they all have one thing in common; they love to care! Ricardo Granado came to Helping Hands having grown up on the other side of […]

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What to do in a home care emergency

What to do in a home emergency When circumstances change suddenly, getting the right care in place as effectively as possible is vital. In 2015, it was reported that waiting for the right home emergency care was the main reason for a delay in a person’s care leaving the hospital. Whether your loved one is […]

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Care and Collaboration

Care and Collaboration ‘Care’ – “the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.” Though this is the dictionary definition of care, we believe there is more that should be included; caring for someone else should be person-centred and built on listening and understanding what our customers […]


Meet Jen… our live-in Carer Ambassador

Meet Jen… our live-in Carer Ambassador Starting a new career is not always easy, especially if this involves moving to a new town, city, or country. For our new live-in carers, the journey to our training weeks can be hundreds of miles, in some cases even from as far as Australia! It is only natural […]


A very Wimbledon Branch Christmas!

A Very Wimbledon Branch Christmas Christmas is a magical time for our customers and our carers, and there was plenty of festive cheer to celebrate the wonderful work that our carers do at our Wimbledon branch this year. Rebecca Terrell (Branch Manager), Jacky Allday (carer) Lauren Durrand (carer) and Angie Anslow (Care-Co-ordinator) all enjoyed turning […]


Meet Richard Merrills one of our Hourly Carers

Meet Richard Merrills one of our Hourly Carers You may be surprised to learn that not all of our carers come from a carer background. It’s not a prerequisite, you don’t need experience – it helps, but it really isn’t necessary. Ursula Jayes Head of Carer Recruitment at Helping Hands states: “During a recent piece […]


We don’t want you to be lonely at Christmas!

It is a sad fact that loneliness can affect anyone, of any age, at any time of their lives. It is estimated that around 28% of British adults experience loneliness at least some of the time and some even feel trapped within their own home. According to new figures almost one million people aged over […]

Heather's beautiful artwork made it on our Christmas card this year. Here she is with her Live-In Care Manager Carol Tomkins.

Dementia doesn’t hold back artist Heather!

Dementia doesn’t hold back artist Heather!   Today I met Heather, a lovely lady with a huge personality and although she still needed a little assistance (as she suffers with Vascular Dementia) she is vociferously independent. Heather hails from Scotland, and she is a very proud Scot – as a child, she grew up with […]


Being there because you care

When you think of the term ‘care’ or ‘carer’, what comes to mind? There is so much that goes into being a carer, from administering medication to helping with personal care and hygiene. Each and every person will have different requirements, however there is one aspect of care that is always needed; companionship. Loneliness can […]

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