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Support for younger adults

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News and stories about supporting younger adults

Read news and real-life stories about how we’re supporting younger adults to live independently at home.

ME and Me: Naomi’s Story

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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Creative Activities with your Live In Carer

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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30 tips on supporting young adults

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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30 Tips on Dealing with Mental Health

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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Living with ME: Lucy’s Story

Lucy was a normal, 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 […]

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Opening the door – working with mental health

“Leaving the house, closing the front door and walking down the street all seem the most normal and quite natural of tasks for most people,” writes visiting carer Amy from Plymouth. “However, for some people, there are unseen conditions that prevent these very simple tasks.” Amy supports people with various needs and requirements including those […]

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Caregiver advice: deciding on help for a young adult

If you’re a full-time caregiver for your adult son or daughter – or are considering becoming one – opening your circle of support to ask for extra help can be difficult at first. Although it’s natural for you to want to support a loved one yourself, as the years go by, the lifelong commitment can […]

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