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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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Glassdoor recognises Tim Lee in the UK’s top 50 CEOs

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. […]

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Top tips on keeping cool in warm weather

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, […]

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20 years in care – Sandra and Jennifer’s story

This summer, we’re celebrating the carers who have been with us for a long time and the hard work they’ve done. They have all developed significantly over the years, which has been wonderful to see. Sandra and Jennifer, two of our care veterans from our Evesham branch, have over 40 years’ care experience between them. […]

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From Greggs to visiting care: Farah’s first steps

Starting a new career can be daunting. Farah, one of our visiting carers in Aylesbury, has recently done just that. Though Farah has only been with Helping Hands for around a month, she is already very excited about what her new career has in store for her. A new career in care Farah found Helping […]

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Morris finds his perfect carer after a stroke

In 2016, Maurice’s life completely changed following a stroke which left him paralysed on his left side, immobile and needing a PEG feeding tube for food and medication. Desperate to stay in his own home with his family around him, Maurice (or Morris as he likes to be known) approached Helping Hands for what was […]

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Why be a carer with Helping Hands?

At Helping Hands, our carers have been making a difference in the lives of other people for nearly 30 years. Alongside our dedicated support team, they’ve been helping those living with various conditions to live independently at home. We’re privileged to have a team of incredible carers who are supporting families across England and Wales. […]

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Supporting a progressive condition

How Jacky is receiving ongoing support for her condition Live-in support works well when a progressive condition necessitates a more permanent level of support. Jacky Smith was an energetic, fit and active police officer when, at 42 years, she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). “Initially I had a foot splint and managed to […]

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