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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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Is your home suitable for live-in care?

For many people with elderly relatives, worrying about their wellbeing is only natural. Live-in care enables those needing extra help with daily activities to have that support in their own homes, although sometimes some additional measures need to be made in order for that to happen. Take a look at our checklist for getting your […]

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Home Care Day 2018 – Celebrating live-in care

For those living with advanced conditions such as dementia or recovering from hospital operations, the familiarity and comfort of the home environment can be hugely beneficial in helping them with their care or recovery. 24-hour care is one way of getting the support you or a loved one need at all times without having to […]

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Home Care Day 2018 – Celebrating visiting care

Our visiting carers are at the heart of their local communities. From the hustle and bustle of London, to the rolling hills of the Peak District, across to the beautiful towns and cities of Wales, down into Devon and Cornwall, and up to historical Northern England, they are all amazing individuals. With October 24th being […]

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One of the most inspirational places to work in the UK!

We’re excited and honoured to be named as one of the top 20 companies for outstanding leadership and culture, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Glassdoor. Every member of the Helping Hands Family is special and incredible — this nomination couldn’t have been possible without them! From our visiting carers who work all […]

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5 tips to communicate with an elderly loved one

As your loved one ages, it becomes increasingly important to be able to openly communicate about different concerns relating to their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the challenging transitions they may face. Difficulties with communication can impede these conversations and can therefore make it harder to help them. When we get older our […]

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Identifying the right live-in care provider for you

Whether it’s care for yourself or someone close to you, choosing the right live-in care provider means asking a number of questions. With so many providers to choose from, how can you decide on the one best suited to your requirements? Here are some essential questions to ask when you’re choosing a live-in care provider, […]

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What you didn’t know home help was for

Think of home care and thoughts of personal care, medication support and hoisted transfers may spring to mind. But home care is much more than this, and for many it’s as simple as some extra help around the house. Let’s take a look at a few of the lesser-known tasks that are covered by home […]

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Knowing when your elderly loved one needs extra support

There may come a time when you notice that someone close to you is struggling with day-to-day living. If you’re becoming concerned about the welfare of an elderly loved one, it might be time to start a conversation about whether extra support is needed. When is the right time? There are many reasons why you […]

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