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Real-life stories and the latest news

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.

Helping Hands at the Alzheimer’s Show 2022

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Show is back! I was fortunate enough to be one of Helping Hands’ representatives at the prestigious event this year hosted by the Business Design Centre in London, and it was wonderful to be able to chat face-to-face with potential customers, carers, and fellow industry […]

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Carer’s heartfelt gesture for customer Grace

This beautiful story demonstrates what it truly means to go above and beyond – Lisa Gorman, a carer from the Godalming branch, gifted her customer Grace with one of the most thoughtful gifts a person could receive. One of our Helping Hands customers, Mr John Evans, recently passed away. He’d been with us since the […]

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Margaret the artist

Meet Margaret Bradley, a Helping Hands customer with incredible talent and passion when it comes to art. We wanted to show off her amazing work and tell you a little bit more about her… “I have been a client of Helping Hands since 2013 after I had a stroke in April, and I quickly realised […]

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The Mental Capacity Act In Later Life

This article has been written especially for Helping Hands and comes from Baroness Ilora Finlay’s work as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Velindre Cancer Centre and Honorary Professor of Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University.  About Ilora Finlay Baroness Ilora Finlay is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Velindre Cancer Centre and Honorary Professor of Palliative Medicine, […]

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What Does Deep Vein Thrombosis Look Like?

According to Thrombosis UK, around one in every 1,000 people in the UK are affected by venous thrombosis each year, which is a blood clot in a vein. The most common type of venous thrombosis is deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg. Deep vein thrombosis can be a serious condition where a blood clot occurs […]

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What Are Stroke Symptoms?

According to the Stroke Association, approximately 100,000 people experience a stroke each year. Many people are able to make a good recovery, but the impact of a stroke can leave a devastating impact on the individual and the family that surrounds them. In order to combat this impact, it’s important that a stroke is recognised […]

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How Many Types Of Diabetes Are There?

The prevalence of diabetes in the UK has dramatically increased in recent years, with one in ten people over 40 having type 2 diabetes, and the number of people living with any type of diabetes in the UK reaching 4.7 million. With more people in the UK living with diabetes, and many knowing someone who […]

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Creating a Heart Healthy Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet has an important role in contributing to a healthier heart. Benefits of a healthy diet include maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure, a healthy weight, and more generally, contributes to your physical and mental wellbeing. With 7.6 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases and more than 4 million […]

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