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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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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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ME and Me: Naomi’s Story

Meet Naomi: a bright, adventurous and talented woman who studied for her PhD at Cambridge University. In 2006, Naomi suffered a stroke which subsequently left her living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – also referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Here, Naomi tells us her story in her own words and explains how, with the […]

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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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Creative Activities with your Live In Carer

The need for live-in care can arise at any given time, sometimes without any prior warning. Whether you are not as confident living on your own anymore, living with a progressive condition that requires more intensive support, or a you are caregiver for your partner and you’d like a helping hand to enable you 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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Baking a Difference | Easy-To-Follow Birthday Cake Recipe

Whipping up treats in the kitchen can do more than just create delicious and buttery goodness, it’s also a great way to spend quality time with your loved one whilst bringing many mental health benefits. Considering that one in four people will experience mental health issues within their lives, why aren’t we baking more often? […]

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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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10 Gifts to Buy Your Elderly Relative

Trying to establish the perfect gift for your elderly relative can sometimes be more challenging than we might think. Whether they have particular tastes, they have more possessions than they know what to do with or they insist that they don’t want anything; it can be hard to find a gift that we know they […]

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