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With 27 years’ experience providing bespoke, person-centred care; we know that the relationships our customers share with their Carers and managers are paramount. That’s why from initial enquiry to ongoing assessment; Helping Hands collaborates with each customer and decision-maker to understand their needs and goals. We promote a communicative service, and we always love to hear how our customers are enjoying their live-in support.

We’re lucky enough for our customers to share their care experiences with us, from their everyday routines to how they handled holidays and adventures with their Carers.

Read blogs from our customers to gain an insight into life with a Helping Hands Carer and to find out how we are supporting individuals across England and Wales to live their lives the way they choose.

Jerry’s road to recovery

Jerry’s road to recovery: overcoming obstacles after a spinal cord injury The life of Cheshire-based commercial airline pilot, Jerry Ward, was turned upside down after an accident in the ocean in Mexico left him paralysed from the neck down. With a spinal cord injury, and receiving ongoing home care support, Jerry is determined to continue […]

Jerry’s Big Push: the Great Manchester Run

Jerry’s Big Push: The Great Manchester Run 2017 Over at Helping Hands, we’ve been humbled and inspired by one of our incredible customers, Jerry Ward from Cheshire. Affectionately known as “Fatty” to his family, Jerry sustained a serious spinal injury in 2007, which brought an end to a rewarding career within aviation. After several months […]

The practical guide to creating a dementia-friendly home

The practical guide to creating a dementia-friendly home Living with a Dementia sufferer can be challenging, but there’s a range of simple things you can do to make their home environment as comfortable as possible, without the need to move into assisted living. For the 850,000 Dementia sufferers in the UK, it can be incredibly […]

An inspiring family story

An inspiring family story When you think of family, what is the first image that comes to your mind? They are the ones who inspire you and cheer you on no matter what. For Lisa Clarry, our Head of Home Care (North), one particular member of her family has encouraged her to take up the […]

Touring Transylvania for Spinal Injury Awareness

Touring Transylvania for Spinal Injury Awareness Last year, our Finance Director Andrew Wood took part in the Three Capitals Challenge – an intense journey beginning in Budapest, Hungary, and finishing in Vienna, Austria. Andrew not only completed the three-day cycle ride, but he also raised over £9,000 for The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), one of […]

Travels with my carer: Charlotte and her trip to Australia

Travels with my carer: Charlotte and her trip to Australia A dream holiday to Australia for one of our customers, Charlotte, is about to become a reality. Charlotte is an incredible person who is living with cerebral palsy. After her parents sadly passed away, Charlotte was left with some money for a trip of a […]

From South Africa to Warwickshire

From South Africa to Warwickshire Here at Helping Hands, we are dedicated to finding the best carers to support our customers and their families. Our carers have joined us from Spain, Portugal, Greece, and other destinations across Europe in the past, with some coming to us from further afield. Beverley Bezuidenhoudt grew up in the […]

Care across the world

Care across the world What makes our carers so special is their love for their work and their commitment to their customers. This passion and dedication has led to some of them travelling hundreds of miles to come to one of our training weeks. Elizabeth Wilma began her career with Helping Hands in 2014 and […]

Next Stop… Wolverhampton!

Next Stop… Wolverhampton! At Helping Hands, we believe that everyone should be able to have quality care from within the comfort of their own home. As a result, our network of hourly care branches has now grown to 40 across England & Wales! On February 16 2017, we celebrated the opening of a new branch […]

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