Dennis, a customer looked after by our Basildon team, had spent quite a bit of time not wanting to go out much before we started care with him. He was unsteady on his feet and needed support mobilising safely in and around the house. Dennis was quite withdrawn and didn’t have the confidence to go […]
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Pete is 37 years old and living with cerebral palsy, and following a long spell in hospital, he began receiving live-in support from our central team. From a man who was once lacking in confidence with very little speech, Pete is now living happily and independently at home with the support of his live-in carer, […]
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 […]
As the weather starts to change and the nights get that little bit longer, we can certainly feel that autumn has most definitely arrived. With that comes beautiful sunsets, the array of leaves that crunch under your feet and wrapping up warm in your favourite coat for the cooler afternoons. If you want to give […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Julie, a carer at the Swindon branch of Helping Hands, supports a young lady called Kirsty, who has autism. Kirsty’s favourite band is Take That, and when they went on tour earlier this year, she was desperate to go and see them. This is where her carer Julie stepped in; she accompanied Kirsty to the […]
As the seasons start to change, the weather inevitably changes too. Long passed are the hazy days of summer, with its warm evenings and endless sun. As the leaves begin to change, so does the temperature and weather, and with it brings the rainy days of autumn. If you’re receiving live-in care and like to […]