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It could be that your child is moving from children’s social care to adult’s social care, or you are a young adult who wants to live more independently; there are many reasons why young adults might require some assistance and it is not uncommon to experience feelings of trepidation when faced with looking for the […]

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New Milton customer Katie Frampton is a social butterfly. She loves keeping busy with hobbies such as swimming and horse-riding, but due to the recent lockdowns, Katie has missed them. We spoke with Katie to find out about how she’s been keeping her socialite status with the help of her Helping Hands support workers… “I was introduced […]

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The Helping Hands York Care Team have made one of their customer’s wishes come true by taking her to a Little Mix concert. Katie, who lives with cerebral palsy, was surprised by the tickets after branch Care Coordinator, Nik, managed to acquire tickets generously provided by the First Direct Arena in Leeds. This enabled Katie […]

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Julie, a carer at the Swindon branch of Helping Hands, supports a young lady called Kirsty, who has autism. Kirsty’s favourite band is Take That, and when they went on tour earlier this year, she was desperate to go and see them. This is where her carer Julie stepped in; she accompanied Kirsty to the […]

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Meet Naomi: a bright, adventurous and talented woman who studied for her PhD at Cambridge University. In 2006, Naomi suffered a stroke which subsequently left her living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – also referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Here, Naomi tells us her story in her own words and explains how, with the […]

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Last month, we began the first of our six-blog series on the different types of dementia and how you and your family can continue to live a comfortable and independent life following a dementia diagnosis. With 30 years’ industry experience and recognition as one of the UK’s leading Dementia Home Care Specialists, we’re here to […]

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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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Many people associate care companies with support for the elderly – usually those aged over 65 and over. Yet there are a huge number of young adults that require support on a daily basis in order to lead an independent life. At Helping Hands, the term ‘young adults’ refers to anyone from the age of […]

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This week, we’re acknowledging Mental Health Awareness Week. Organised by the Mental Health Foundation, it is designed to raise awareness of mental health and encourage discussion in our communities, so that we can have a better understanding of the feelings and thought processes that we or our loved ones are experiencing. It is thought that […]

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Lucy was a healthy and active teenager. A keen swimmer, member of a running club, hockey player and a volunteer for children with special educational needs, Lucy was preparing for a vibrant and exciting future. In her final year of Sixth Form, Lucy contracted chicken pox. After a few weeks away from college, Lucy continued […]

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