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Advice for meeting up with elderly family members

With the government’s relaxing of lockdown restrictions, and a pause to shielding for clinically vulnerable people from August 1st, many families are now happily reuniting, or preparing to do so. However, the risk of COVID-19 still exists and sensible precautions should be taken when meeting up with family who are clinically vulnerable and have previously […]

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Helping Hands customer features in UB40 NHS charity single

Helping Hands customer and 60s guitarist, Mike Leroy, has been filmed as part of the music video for the upcoming charity single ‘Lean on Me’, released in aid of NHS Charities Together by UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro. Singer-songwriter Mike was nominated to take part in this project by his son and niece who […]

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The Best Ways Of Keeping In Contact During Lockdown

After seven weeks of being in lockdown, we’ve all started to find a rhythm in these strange times that we find ourselves in, including how we keep in touch with loved ones. Some days are much easier than others, but perhaps one of the most difficult things that we’ve had to get used to is […]

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Helping Hands on The One Show with Joe Pasquale

Comedian Joe Pasquale has volunteered with Helping Hands to support with the delivery of PPE throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe contacted us several weeks ago to volunteer his time and deliver vital supplies across London and the surrounding areas. On Friday 2, Monday 6. Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April, Joe delivered the equipment to […]

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Isolation activities for someone with dementia

The coronavirus pandemic has made life feel very unsettled and frightening over the last few weeks. However, if someone living with dementia is not supported effectively, these types of feelings can be a reality every day. They also may find it extremely confusing and not really understand what’s going on and why people can’t visit […]

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Clap for Our Carers

The first case of COVID-19 in the UK was discovered on the 31st January 2020 and now, nearly 12 weeks since this announcement, we find ourselves in the most extraordinary circumstances that many of us would never expect to see in our lifetime. Confirmed cases of the infection in the middle of April have now […]

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How Thames Valley research is tackling Alzheimer’s

Many of us will know someone affected with forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s. Dementia affects 50 million people around the world and that figure is set to reach 152 million by 2050. But we still don’t fully understand the condition, nor do we have any treatments. More research is critical to provide a much-needed breakthrough. […]

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Cheltenham carer spreads joy on Christmas Day in BBC Radio 2 interview

Helping Hands carer, Siobhan Johnston, featured on the BBC Radio 2 show, Good Morning Sunday on Christmas Day. Siobhan, who works for our Cheltenham and Gloucester branch, was busy supporting customers throughout the day who need extra care at home and who would otherwise not have seen anyone else on Christmas Day. She chatted live […]

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Festive activities to do with loved ones

And so we reach that time of year again; the streets are sparkling with the twinkle of lights, windows are glittering with giant baubles and the air is filled with a sense of love and joyfulness that brings families together from near or far. For most people, Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of […]

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