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Read Helping Hands’ latest news and the real-life stories from our customers and carers across the country. Our blog also provides an insight into how home care works and how we’re supporting adults of all ages, each and every day.

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Caregiver advice: deciding on help for a young adult

If you’re a full-time caregiver for your adult son or daughter – or are considering becoming one – opening your circle of support to ask for extra help can be difficult at first. Although it’s natural for you to want to support a loved one yourself, as the years go by, the lifelong commitment can […]

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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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Living with a rare condition: when is the time for extra support?

David is from Devon and lives with the rare recessive condition called Friedreich’s ataxia. After receiving ongoing support from his family for many years, particularly from his mother, David’s sister recognised that it was time for some extra help and started looking at the options for live-in care. Living with Friedreich’s ataxia In the UK, […]

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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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Helping Hands honoured as one of the best places to work in 2018

A GLASSDOOR EMPLOYEES’ CHOICE AWARD WINNER Helping Hands Homecare has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards, now in its tenth year overall (and fourth year in the UK), relies solely on the input of employees. These employees elect to provide feedback […]

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