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Personal care and the role of the carer

Personal care, including support with bathing, dressing and sometimes toileting, is often an essential part of the role of a carer. And it’s about more than just preventing bacteria and viruses – the sensation of being clean and dry works towards being comfortable and content, as well as happy. Needing help with personal care doesn’t […]

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Our Bristol branch in Henleaze officially opens its doors

Last week, we officially opened the doors of Helping Hands Bristol over in Henleaze. Although we’ve been supporting families in the Bristol area since 2016, the event was the formal reception for the branch providing a visiting care service in and around Bristol and the surrounding areas, including in Kingswood, Clifton, Patchway and Stoke Gifford. […]

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Retired teacher Jerry on working as a carer: “Every moment is special”

Jerry works as a care assistant in Redditch where he supports customers on a part-time basis, visiting around around six regular customers each week. With an infectious smile and playful personality, he’s built strong relationships with the people he supports, one of which he visits purely to play chess with. As one of our more mature […]

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Top tips for keeping safe and warm this winter

While the cooler weather may be a welcome retreat from the often stuffy, warm days of summer, it can bring several hazards, particularly for the elderly. Winter can be a challenge for those that struggle with mobility, or have conditions such as osteoporosis, as the risk of slips and falls increases in icy conditions. At […]

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Five years on: live-in care specialists Kirsty and Monica share all

Over the last five years, we’ve welcomed some more talented people to the Helping Hands team. Two of them are Kirsty Prendiville and Monica Whitehurst, our live-in care managers who support customers and teams of live-in carers in Hertfordshire and Warwickshire. As live-in care managers, Kirsty and Monica are regularly visiting new and existing customers […]

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Carer or kindred spirit? How Miles is helping Dan on his road to recovery

A sport-obsessed, guitar-playing skateboarder may not be your usual idea of a carer. But Miles, one of the founding carers in the Helping Hands Wimbledon branch, is just that. After some wonderful feedback about the difference he’s making in his community, Miles has become this summer’s champion carer for ‘Excellence Every Time’. We caught up […]

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From carer to trainer: Lisa’s memorable moments at Helping Hands

Since 2012, Lisa Barley has developed from a visiting carer to a carer trainer, and is now about to become the regional trainer for Greece. We’d like to celebrate all of Lisa’s hard work throughout the years. Read her story. Becoming a carer for Helping Hands Lisa first joined Helping Hands as one of our […]

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From chef to carer: Sarah celebrates 15 years in care

Cast your mind back 15 years. Brazil beat Germany to win the FIFA World Cup in Japan, and Hogwarts fans everywhere were brimming with excitement over the release of the second Harry Potter film. But for Sarah Hands in Warwickshire, she was joining her namesake of a company and embarking on a rewarding career in […]

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