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What is Live-in Care?

Live-in care from Helping Hands is an established, award winning full-time care at home service which allows you, or your loved one, to stay at home in familiar and relaxed surroundings with an incomparable level of one to one support. Embracing personal care, housekeeping and companionship it is a direct alternative to residential care that empowers you to retain control and independence.

Your professional live-in carer  works with you to meet your personal needs and wishes, following an  individually designed support plan that is put together by one of our local assessors in conjunction with those that are familiar with existing routines and needs. Your care is arranged on your terms and is designed to meet existing preferences for  meals and eating times, naps and hobbies as well as established medication and care routines. And as your needs change, our one-to-one care has the flexibility to evolve with you.

Experience has shown us that finding the right person to support you is the single most important factor in getting it right. Great care is taken in providing you with the most appropriate carer to meet your requirements. It may be that you require :-

  • a carer with a certain level of experience and/or specialist training
  • a carer who can drive
  • a choice of male or female carers to support your personal care needs
  • somebody who shares a hobby or interest
  • a carer who is comfortable looking after your animals

Watch our video to learn about live-in care and Helping Hands

Helping Hands carers all have specialist training to match their compassionate, caring natures; it takes a special sort of person to be a live-in carer and we’re proud to have over 800 professional, supportive and trusted individuals on our team.  Directly employed by ourselves we can guarantee that you will never be left without care, allowing you peace of mind not just today, but for the long term too. We are here to talk 7 days a week - call us on 0808 180 9455.

The flexibility of live-in care

" I am convinced that my father was able to remain at home for a far longer period as a result of this high level of care and the family are all extremely grateful."

Elizabeth Sharpe, New Forest.

Whilst most of our customers are elderly, we also support a growing number of younger people, aged  from 18 – 65, enabling them to live full and independent lives. This varies from supporting students with physical disabilities at university through to progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis. See for yourself how our live in service truly empowers independent living.

Having consistently received the top rating from The Care Quality Commission and its predecessors for our last 3 inspections we are proud to have improved the lives of so many families over the last 25 years, right the way across the country.


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