With three children and two grandchildren, it’s fair to say that care is a significant part of Wilma’s life. Having joined our customer services team in Alcester in 2016, she was part of the team supporting families to find the right level of home care. But there was something missing for her. “As the months […]
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Being a parent can be a challenge in itself – add in the pressures of work and being a caregiver for another relative and it is hardly a surprise that many feel the strain of juggling commitments. According to the 2018 Modern Family Index, working families in the the UK find it difficult to ask […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you heard the phrase, ‘there’s no place like home’? Figures show that for many of us, we also want our homes to be the place where we can be cared for and have the right level of support. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, a 2011 report by the National Council […]
For the lovely Desiree, who lives in Monmouthshire, leaving a care home and getting back to her home comforts was something she was desperate to do. But in order for that to happen, she needed to have some additional support in place. Ever eager to help – and with the added challenge of the care […]
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, […]
Although she became a live-in carer with Helping Hands three years ago, care has been part of Kerry’s life for many years. Before she became a full-time carer, Kerry supported her own parents. We caught up with Kerry to find out about her work as a carer for the elderly. Inspiration to becoming a live-in […]
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. […]
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 […]