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Rainy day activities for you and your live-in carer

As the seasons start to change, the weather inevitably changes too. Long passed are the hazy days of summer, with its warm evenings and endless sun. As the leaves begin to change, so does the temperature and weather, and with it brings the rainy days of autumn. If you’re receiving live-in care and like to […]

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Helping a customer with dementia in Basingstoke

One of the carers at the Basingstoke branch has gone above and beyond the call of duty for a customer living with dementia. Carer Louise spent some of her care calls exploring the places her customer had travelled to in his younger years via Google Maps. As Louise’s customer struggled to navigate his way around […]

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Ways to celebrate your birthday with your carer

Celebrating a birthday is often full of a mixture of emotions. It’s lovely to see family and friends, be wished ‘Happy Birthday’ by others and it’s quite nice to be made a fuss of with presents and cards. On the other hand, it can be quite a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you’re reaching […]

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Live-in Care Options for Elderly Couples

Whether you’ve shared your life together since your late teens or if you’ve met more recently, for many people, living with a partner or spouse is a way of life and someone that they can’t be without. As well as not wanting to be apart from your life partner, your beloved home is a place […]

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How being a live-in carer changed my life

Angela Murison, a live-in carer who trained with us in April, talks about her experience so far at Helping Hands and how it has changed her life… “I joined Helping Hands because the company happened to be recruiting in South Africa, and after having personal experience of caring for someone else, I wanted to find […]

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Tips for keeping cool in warmer weather

It’s that time of year again; the nights are longer, the weather is warmer and the barbeques are out in full force. Yet when the mercury starts to rise, it can be quite uncomfortable for the elderly or those living with dementia. Overheating at any time can be a problem. Not only is it uncomfortable […]

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Top tips on maintaining a healthy diet

Who doesn’t love chip shop chips with a slice of bread and butter for tea? Or jam roly-poly with custard for afters? Knowing what to eat throughout the day can be confusing, especially for those living with dementia. Have you noticed that we often choose the easy options that are usually packaged, processed, quick to […]

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30 years of Helping Hands

This year marks our 30th birthday and we’re incredibly proud of the journey we have been on so far. From humble beginnings in the heart of Warwickshire to 98 branches across the UK – we are passionate about providing industry-renowned care that is heart-felt and tailored to the needs of our customers. With over 40,000 […]

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30 tips on supporting young adults

Many people associate care companies with support for the elderly – usually those aged over 65 and over. Yet there are a huge number of young adults that require support on a daily basis in order to lead an independent life. At Helping Hands, the term ‘young adults’ refers to anyone from the age of […]

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