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Real stories and the latest news

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.

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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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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