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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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Fresh air in Southend-on-sea

Care isn’t always just about supporting someone with the practicalities; it can be something as simple as popping in once a day to have a chat over a cup of tea or accompanying someone to the local park for some fresh air. This is exactly what Amanda, a carer from Southend-on Sea, did for her […]

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Adventures with my customer in Godalming

Megan, a carer from our Guildford & Godalming branch, provides regular support and companionship to Julia. Care is so much more than just providing practical assistance; it’s about ensuring both mental and physical wellbeing are catered for, and this is exactly what is demonstrated by their relationship. Here, she describes how they enjoyed a day […]

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A day out with my customer in Guildford

Michelle, a visiting carer from our Guildford & Godalming branch, provides care for a gentleman with dementia once a week. They don’t do anything particularly special, but she simply helps him to get out and about in the local community to ensure he gets everything he needs. It’s often the little things that make a […]

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Living with dementia: Ken’s story

Ken was diagnosed with vascular dementia following a stroke in 2015. He began receiving visiting support from our Sheffield branch in 2018 after he fell in the changing rooms following his regular swimming sessions. “I’ve been going swimming regularly since 2014, but after some time it became a problem. When I got into the changing […]

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Live-in carer Sacha rides for refugees

One of the great things about being a live-in carer with Helping Hands is that you are able to support a customer for several weeks and then have time off between placements to see family, go on holiday or even spend time doing some fundraising, which is exactly what one of our live-in carers decided […]

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