We’ve all been doing everything possible to protect ourselves in many ways during the coronavirus outbreak, but it’s important for us to know, and help to educate our elderly loved ones and the people we care for, about the types of scams and how to spot them. Scammers can be very convincing, and many victims […]
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It’s been a strange old year. COVID-19 has completely changed everything from popping to the shops and visiting loved ones to how we spend our free time. And for those that have live-in care or home care, they’ve relied upon their carers more than ever before. In many ways, it’s been quite an unsettling time […]
There are many benefits of live-in care, retaining your privacy perhaps being one of the most vital – particularly for those that have been fiercely independent for most of their lives. Privacy and safety at home is important to all of us, but particularly those who require extra support with 24-hour care. Living in your […]
Warwickshire customer Andrew receives funding for a social visit each week, but is unfortunately unable to receive support towards transport. Andrew is dependent on a large motorised wheelchair, which means that the cost for him to visit his local town centre for the day costs around £50, and he is unable to access community transport due […]
Moments of Kindness, a brand-new reward and recognition scheme, has been launched by Helping Hands to celebrate all the wonderful acts of kindness that take place across the company every day. The company-wide scheme is for carers, office staff, customers, families and health care professionals alike who want to nominate anyone from Helping Hands that […]
With the government’s relaxing of lockdown restrictions, and a pause to shielding for clinically vulnerable people from August 1st, many families are now happily reuniting, or preparing to do so. However, the risk of COVID-19 still exists and sensible precautions should be taken when meeting up with family who are clinically vulnerable and have previously […]
Our very own resident dementia expert, Jayne Vale, is due to give a talk for The Alzheimer’s Show on 30th July. The webinar, which will be held on the Show’s Digital Hub, will be led by Jayne and will focus on staying at home with the right dementia care for the individual – whether they […]
Despite the unusual circumstances we have all found ourselves in over the recent months, we’ve been inspired by so many amazing stories where people have gone above and beyond to help their friends, neighbours and loved ones. As well as the incredible feats of our carers, NHS staff and key workers, achievements like Captain Tom […]
This article has been written especially for Helping Hands and comes from Brendan McCormack work at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh along with other practices. About Brendan McCormack Professor Brendan McCormack D.Phil (Oxon.), BSc (Hons.) Nursing, FRCN, FEANS, FRCSI, PGCEA, RMN, RGN, FAAN is currently Head of the Division of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Art Therapies; Associate Director, […]
Helping Hands customer and 60s guitarist, Mike Leroy, has been filmed as part of the music video for the upcoming charity single ‘Lean on Me’, released in aid of NHS Charities Together by UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro. Singer-songwriter Mike was nominated to take part in this project by his son and niece who […]