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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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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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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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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 […]

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Celebrating a birthday is often full of a mixture of emotions. It’s lovely to see family and friends, be wished ‘Happy Birthday’ by others and it’s quite nice to be made a fuss of with presents and cards. On the other hand, it can be quite a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you’re reaching […]

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There is very little that compares to the unconditional love of a pet. Whether they’re a loving Labrador, a purring Persian or a beautiful budgie; pets are more than just an animal that we look after – they are family. There are many different benefits to having a pet later in life. Studies have found […]

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Whether you’ve shared your life together since your late teens or if you’ve met more recently, for many people, living with a partner or spouse is a way of life and someone that they can’t be without. As well as not wanting to be apart from your life partner, your beloved home is a place […]

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Angela Murison, a live-in carer who trained with us in April, talks about her experience so far at Helping Hands and how it has changed her life… “I joined Helping Hands because the company happened to be recruiting in South Africa, and after having personal experience of caring for someone else, I wanted to find […]

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The need for live-in care can arise at any given time, sometimes without any prior warning. Whether you are not as confident living on your own anymore, living with a progressive condition that requires more intensive support, or a you are caregiver for your partner and you’d like a helping hand to enable you to […]

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Live-in carers are at the heart of providing continuous, round-the-clock care. And while that does mean supporting with practical activities such as helping with medication or personal care, there’s more to live-in care than that. Did you know that live-in carers can also support with the everyday tasks around your house? This is just one […]

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