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Daily support on a carer-assisted holiday

Holidays are an essential part of life, allowing people to enjoy a change of scenery and recharge their batteries.

If you or your loved one needs day-to-day support and would like to take a break in the UK or overseas, one of our handpicked personal assistants can provide a holiday care service that’s fully tailored to your requirements.

From scouring the internet for holiday bargains and suitable accommodation, to shopping for holiday essentials and packing the sun cream – a Helping Hands holiday carer will work closely with you to ensure everyone looks forward to their holiday.

The Helping Hands holiday care service

We work with you, your family, your GP and professionals from a variety of other healthcare organisations to ensure that all medical needs and requirements are met.

All of the care we provide is built around the individual. So, as well as taking your medical needs into account, we’ll also consider your likes, dislikes, interests and personality. We can then confidently match you with a holiday carer you have plenty in common with.

If you’re arranging a trip, whether in the UK or abroad, and you require support, call our team today to discuss our holiday care service.

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June and Helena's story: A carer-assisted holiday for two in Benidorm

Best friends June and Helena live together and like to holiday together too. As June is living with spina bifida and Helena has learning difficulties, they both receive ongoing daily support from a Helping Hands carer who lives with them at home.

When June and Helena decided to go on a summer holiday to Benidorm, we arranged for Stella, their usual carer, to support them on their trip.

June said she had a wonderful time in Benidorm, visiting the markets and the local beaches.”When we were on holiday we went to the beach everyday,” she shared. “I had ice cream everyday and we went to the beach and had our lunch in a restaurant.”

Care holidays – a taster of live-in care

Our holiday care service shares many similarities with live-in support. Many of our customers use it as trial to see what live-in care is like and how it’ll suit them.

With this first-hand experience of having a full-time carer around, individuals can decide whether a more permanent tailored solution is the right one for them.


How do holidays with care work?

A Helping Hands holiday carer will provide assistance with all essential elements of care. They’ll take responsibility for ensuring any medication you or your loved one takes is administered correctly. Our carers will also provide support on the journey, such as showing documents in customs and providing in-flight care if required.

A complex condition shouldn’t be seen as a barrier preventing you or your loved one from going on holiday. The right holiday carer and level of medical support should enable you to concentrate on relaxing with family and friends during the holiday.


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