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Taking care of the carer

One in 10 adults in the UK are carers in some form. That’s around seven million people. Many carers are unpaid, voluntarily giving their time to look after a family member or friend to make sure they have everything they need. But who is there to look after the carer themselves? Respite care is a […]

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Dementia is more than just memory

When someone says the word ‘dementia’ to you, the first thing you’ll think of will probably be memory. While difficulties with memory, either short or long-term, is a significant symptom of various types of dementia, there are other warning signs which you should be mindful of. Dementia and changes in the senses Many people affected […]

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How a live-in carer can make you feel safe in your own home

While live-in care allows you to have the support you need within the comfort of your home, it’s also a way of making sure you’re safe. And if you have a relative who is prone to falls, live-in care also gives you peace of mind that someone will be on hand to support them when […]

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Talking about end of life options with loved ones

Having a conversation with a relative about how they want to spend their final stages of life is rarely easy. Whether it’s due to elderly age or a long-term health condition, talking about end of life care, while difficult, ensures that your loved one is able to live their last days in comfort. By starting […]

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An emotional Remembrance Day for Lester

As Big Ben struck 11am on November 11th, millions of people gathered at memorial services across the country to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday, and the Cenotaph in London saw wreaths laid to honour those who gave the greatest sacrifice for their country. Among them was Lester (seen pictured on the left), a truly […]

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Is your home suitable for live-in care?

For many people with elderly relatives, worrying about their wellbeing is only natural. Live-in care enables those needing extra help with daily activities to have that support in their own homes, although sometimes some additional measures need to be made in order for that to happen. Take a look at our checklist for getting your […]

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Home Care Day 2018 – Celebrating live-in care

For those living with advanced conditions such as dementia or recovering from hospital operations, the familiarity and comfort of the home environment can be hugely beneficial in helping them with their care or recovery. 24-hour care is one way of getting the support you or a loved one need at all times without having to […]

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Home Care Day 2018 – Celebrating visiting care

Our visiting carers are at the heart of their local communities. From the hustle and bustle of London, to the rolling hills of the Peak District, across to the beautiful towns and cities of Wales, down into Devon and Cornwall, and up to historical Northern England, they are all amazing individuals. With October 24th being […]

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One of the most inspirational places to work in the UK!

We’re excited and honoured to be named as one of the top 20 companies for outstanding leadership and culture, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Glassdoor. Every member of the Helping Hands Family is special and incredible — this nomination couldn’t have been possible without them! From our visiting carers who work all […]

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