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Learn more about how we’re supporting thousands of individuals – of all ages – to stay in their own homes and live the lives they choose.

Tips on protecting the elderly against fraud

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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2020 summer activities with your live-in carer

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 […]

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The Privacy of Live-in Care

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 […]

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Trips out for Andrew in Warwickshire

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 […]

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Advice for meeting up with elderly family members

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 […]

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Going above and beyond with live-in care

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 […]

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Person-centredness and person-centred practice

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, […]

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