Focusing on person centred care and support
Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be life changing, but doesn’t necessarily mean loss of independence. We understand mental illness can affect people in different ways, each bringing their own unique challenges, but with a fully trained and dedicated live-in carer, Helping Hands make it possible for you or your loved one to live as independently as possible.
We take the emotional well-being and dignity of the people we care for extremely seriously. By supporting people to live in their own home, we often see a positive impact on self-confidence.
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I’m really impressed with my two regular carers, Kally and Katie. They’re both friendly, helpful and able to support me with everything. I never feel like a burden for needing extra help to live my life, despite me only being young. My dogs adore them too.
Our approach to mental health care
Did you know one in four people experience some form of mental health illness? We recognise the difficulty entrusting a stranger to care and support you and your loved one, however our live-in carers provide guidance, support and round the clock care, giving you peace of mind.
- Unique carer matching
We always take the time to get to know you as an individual before assigning a carer. We don’t just look at a carer’s experience and knowledge, we carefully hand-pick your carer to ensure there are mutual interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes alongside a similar sense of humour.
- Care that’s built around you
We understand how important it is to keep your freedom, that’s why our carers fit around your routine and choices and deliver support that’s unique to each of their patients. Whatever your preference, our home care options are completely flexible. Carers can visit as frequently as you like, from half an hour calls through to full-time live-in care.
- We’re good listeners
Open communication is key. We’re always looking to improve and progress, that’s why regular feedback and reviews are carried out with individuals, their family and the circle of support. Simply click here to read some of the feedback our customers are sharing about our home care services are helping them.
Oscar’s story: Life on the farm
Oscar, born and raised on the farm, has been receiving visiting care from Helping Hands for approximately 12 months now. It’s a solution that allows Oscar to deal with his mental illnesses and feed his beloved pigs, daily.
Despite Oscar being diagnosed with Asperger’s, Dyslexia and OCD, he was adamant to continue living the rural life he leads. With the support of Sadie, his visiting carer, Oscar (and his Collie), can manage the farm without his conditions getting in the way.
Oscar explains, “It’s nice to have a friend to chat to” whilst he’s feeding the pigs, walking the dogs and carrying out general farm duties, he adds “talking has really helped me to open up”.