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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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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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The flexible nature of home care

We’re all different and have our own unique traits and personal preferences. So when considering the options for extra support – whether it’s for you or someone close to you – it’s ever so important to make sure that support is just as unique. Home care is, by it’s very nature, the most flexible option […]

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Why independence is important

We each have our own tastes, interests and characteristics that make us all unique. Even if you need a little extra support, you should still have the freedom to be your individual self. Read more about why independence is important, especially when it comes to care. Live-in care allows you to have the best of […]

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Dementia symptoms to look out for

Have you noticed your loved one becoming a little bit forgetful, having difficulties with holding conversations, or seeming different from their usual self, but are not sure if this is just a normal part of ageing? While there are no definitive rules behind diagnosing dementia, there are many common symptoms of the condition. Learning to […]

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Let’s talk! The importance of daily social interaction

When was the last time you had a good catch-up with a family member or friend? You might not realise it, but that might have been just what they needed. Even if they seem fine and happy, feelings of loneliness can come on suddenly. Even with today’s technology and social media, face-to-face interactions are incredibly […]

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What a career in care can offer you later on in life

There is an increasing number of individuals who are opting to work as a carer, even after retirement. The fulfilment and purpose the role offers, alongside the extra income to support their pension, make a career in care a very exciting prospect. Whether it’s the chance to follow through on a lifelong career goal, or […]

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The relationship between music and dementia

There are many different techniques we can use to alleviate the symptoms of dementia which can help ease the challenges faced by someone who is living with the condition, and their family.  The influence of music can work towards ‘unlocking’ memories and reaching parts of the brain which other forms of communication cannot. Simon, a […]

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Home care’s first ever Centre of Excellence

Have you heard the news? Helping Hands was recently endorsed as a Centre of Excellence, making us the first and only full-service homecare provider to receive such a recognition. The accolade comes from Skills for Care, the strategic body for the adult social care workforce in England, after they reviewed the overall training and induction […]

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