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Helping Hands celebrates 30 years in home care

During May, Helping Hands Home Care will celebrate the company’s 30th year in providing quality care – with the help of some of their most loyal and longest-standing customers. To commemorate this milestone in the company’s history, Chairman Tim Lee visited two customers who have collectively received care from the company for nearly 40 years, […]

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30 Tips on Dealing with Mental Health

This week, we’re acknowledging Mental Health Awareness Week. Organised by the Mental Health Foundation, it is designed to raise awareness of mental health and encourage discussion in our communities, so that we can have a better understanding of the feelings and thought processes that we or our loved ones are experiencing. It is thought that […]

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Mobility exercises for the elderly

As time goes by, it’s inevitable that things change physically and mentally for all of us. Our memories start to become a little hazier, we take a little bit longer to do the things we used to be able to do and our bodies just don’t react the way they used to – especially if […]

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Living with ME: Lucy’s Story

Lucy was a normal, healthy and active teenager. A keen swimmer, member of a running club, hockey player and a volunteer for children with special educational needs, Lucy was preparing for a vibrant and exciting future. In her final year of Sixth Form, Lucy contracted chicken pox. After a few weeks away from college, Lucy […]

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Sweethearts Jerry and Ella share their story

Meet Jerry and Ella Charles. They found each other over 40 years ago when Jerry was a customer in Ella’s sweet shop and have been inseparable ever since.  Since June 2017, the Helping Hands team in Barnet have been providing visiting care for the couple who live in Southgate, North London. After a period of […]

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Take a break over Easter with respite care

For many, Easter is a very special holiday and often one that evokes nostalgic memories of spending time with family – whether that’s decorating Easter bonnets, eating Easter eggs or baking delicious hot cross buns from a traditional family recipe. Despite the many health benefits of eating chocolate Easter eggs – such as reducing the […]

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Cinnamon Hot Cross Bun Recipe for Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Forget the perfectly-portioned supermarket offerings this Easter and get stuck in with your very own homemade cinnamon hot cross buns, perfect with a cup of tea. However, the sweet, buttery and rich tastes aren’t the only reason you should devour these sticky fruit buns. It’s likely you already have cinnamon in your cupboard, and at […]

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