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Helping Hands on The One Show with Joe Pasquale

Comedian Joe Pasquale has volunteered with Helping Hands to support with the delivery of PPE throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe contacted us several weeks ago to volunteer his time and deliver vital supplies across London and the surrounding areas. On Friday 2, Monday 6. Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April, Joe delivered the equipment to […]

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Isolation activities for someone with dementia

The coronavirus pandemic has made life feel very unsettled and frightening over the last few weeks. However, if someone living with dementia is not supported effectively, these types of feelings can be a reality every day. They also may find it extremely confusing and not really understand what’s going on and why people can’t visit […]

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Clap for Our Carers

The first case of COVID-19 in the UK was discovered on the 31st January 2020 and now, nearly 12 weeks since this announcement, we find ourselves in the most extraordinary circumstances that many of us would never expect to see in our lifetime. Confirmed cases of the infection in the middle of April have now […]

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Isolation activities with your carer

The Covid-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on people all around the world and many people have found themselves self-isolating at home. The UK Government has advised that all vulnerable people, i.e. those over the age of 70 or with an existing medical condition, should remain in their homes for at least 12 weeks […]

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How safe is visiting the elderly during coronavirus?

The coronavirus outbreak has developed rapidly, and the UK Government has now advised that everyone should remain at home. People should now only be leaving their homes for a limited number of exceptions i.e. to get essential food or for medical reasons. The elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions have been identified as being most at […]

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Talking to your loved one about coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is starting to have a significant impact on all of our lives and various measures have been brought in to protect those who are most vulnerable. We understand that talking to a loved one about coronavirus may be difficult, particularly if they suffer from a health condition such as dementia. However, it […]

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Alpaca Therapy: Lawrie’s Story

Lawrie started to receive support from the Helping Hands Shrewsbury and Telford Team in 2019 following a sepsis infection. After a number of weeks in hospital, Lawrie was able to return home, but the sepsis had left long-lasting effects on his overall wellbeing and he was unable to care for himself. However, when they were […]

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Your essential coronavirus shopping list

As the UK response to Covid-19 begins to have more of an impact on our day-to-day lives, the UK Government have advised people to create a plan for your household or family in order to prepare for any periods of social distancing. And whilst it’s important to follow the NHS guidelines for preventing the spread […]

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