Colette, one of our live-in carers, has been with us since 2015. During this time, she’s been involved in supporting individuals requiring palliative care and those living with dementia. This month, because of the dedication she shows her customers, we were delighted to surprise Colette with the Helping Hands Building on Success award. Giving people […]
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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 […]
There may be a time when you think you need extra support with everyday life. Perhaps daily household tasks are becoming increasingly difficult? Perhaps you need help with personal care? Or have you noticed that your partner or loved one is struggling to cope with everyday activities or taking care of themselves? These difficulties could […]
When you care for somebody, it’s natural that you might have concerns about taking a break. However, it’s also important to know it’s okay to take a break when you need to, and we’re here to help if you do. You shouldn’t feel guilty There are many reasons why you might feel like you can’t […]
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 […]
Working as a live-in carer takes a lot of dedication, passion, and care. They are the ones who support people in their own homes, from helping them to get dressed and making their favourite meals all the way through to providing encouragement and emotional support. But what kind of support does a carer receive in […]
Here at Helping Hands, our people are at the heart of what we do. From our wonderful carers who are out every single day supporting families across England and Wales, through to our management teams, people are what make us who we are. Last week, we dropped on two of our carers who have been […]
There’s much more to software than meets the eye. That’s certainly the case for Helping Hands software specialist, Ian Clayfield, who began his career supporting live-in carers in St Albans. As Ian celebrates five years at Helping Hands, find out more about his journey into care. A natural interest in supporting people As a university […]
Helping Hands Home Care CEO Tim Lee has won the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award that recognises the highest rated CEOs for 2017. Among chief executives recognised by employees in the UK, Tim received an impressive 92% approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Helping Hands’ employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. […]
Overheating at any time can be a problem. Not only is it uncomfortable for the person involved, it can also lead to health problems and heat stroke, something that’s particularly dangerous for the elderly. As we get older, we become less able to control their body’s temperature. This is because we tend to sweat less, […]