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Living with a rare condition: when is the time for extra support?

David is from Devon and lives with the rare recessive condition called Friedreich’s ataxia. After receiving ongoing support from his family for many years, particularly from his mother, David’s sister recognised that it was time for some extra help and started looking at the options for live-in care. Living with Friedreich’s ataxia In the UK, […]

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Morris finds his perfect carer after a stroke

In 2016, Maurice’s life completely changed following a stroke which left him paralysed on his left side, immobile and needing a PEG feeding tube for food and medication. Desperate to stay in his own home with his family around him, Maurice (or Morris as he likes to be known) approached Helping Hands for what was […]

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Providing nurse-led care support to people in Chingford area following Hawkwell Court’s imminent closure

24 April 2014 According to the report released by Newsquest, the closure was announced following the North East London NHS Foundation Trust’s (NELFT) review of residents’ needs. In light of claims that existing staff are not equipped to support residents’ health needs, Helping Hands’ services could provide a welcome alternative to family members who are […]

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

By Cathy Millwood, Chairman and Membership Secretary, MS Society, Stratford-upon-Avon and District Branch Multiple Sclerosis, which literally means “many scars”, can be a life-changing condition and affects around 100,000 people in the UK. MS affects the central nervous system (brain and spine) which controls the body’s actions and activities such as balance and movement. The […]

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