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Little and often, companionship to nursing. With branches nationwide.


Here at Helping Hands, we’ve been providing seamless support to local communities for over 30 years, allowing each of our customers to remain in the comfort of their home. With a wealth of experience and expertise, we really do know what it takes to enable those in need of extra support to live safely and soundly within the comfort of their own home.

Our Bedford home care team are on hand to support you or your loved one in areas such as Biddenham, Bromham, Cranfield, Hanslope, Kempston, Lavender, North Crawley, Woburn Sands and the surrounding areas.

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Visiting and live-in care in Bedford

Flexible and considerate, our carers are trained in assisting with a variety of different medical and physical conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke and many more. With the regularity of visiting care being from as little as 30 minutes per week up to several hourly calls throughout the day, all the way up to around-the-clock live-in care, we really do have something to offer for anyone in need of extra support at home in Bedford.

Our friendly Bedford carers can support a whole host of different care needs, from domestic duties such as cleaning, vacuuming and laundry, shopping and preparing meals, to assistance with hoists, mobility aids and personal care. And not just the practicalities, but the emotional element of care too. So, if you want someone to go for a shopping trip with or a stroll in your local park, our carers can do just that.

Meet the team

Nina Gale

Meet Nina Gale, our Branch Care Manager, Bedford

My name is Nina, and I am the branch manager for Helping Hands in Milton Keynes. I have lived in Bedfordshire all my life and I am responsible for ensuring our customers receive high quality support to remain in their own homes safely and independently. I also work with customers and carers to provide support that it is individual to every customer, responsive to any changes in needs and is delivered with care, compassion and competence.
Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson

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Regional Clinical Lead, East

Regional Clinical Lead, East

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Quality care provided in your own home

For over 30 years, we've been supporting people with care, nurse-supported care and companionship across England and Wales. As industry-leaders in home care, we know what it takes to provide the right level of care so that you can retain your independence in the comfort of your beloved home.

Over 160 branches across the UK means we're local to you

We are not an agency - we employ every carer directly

Get to know your carer before care starts

Family-run and experts in home care since 1989

Fully flexible care packages as your needs change

We offer two main types of home care:

Hourly visiting home care

Flexible care provided in your own home with a fully qualified carer. Visits start from as little as 30 minutes up to several hourly or overnight calls throughout the week.

  • From 30 minutes a week depending on your needs
  • In your own home
  • All levels of care covered
  • Flexible care plan based on customer's needs
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Live-in home care

One-to-one support from a fully qualified care that lives with you. Full-time support so you can stay at home where you feel most comfortable.

  • Round-the-clock (24/7)
  • In your own home
  • Personalised care plan
  • Carer to match your needs, personality and interests
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Find out about the different types of care we provide in your area

Home CareDementia CareRespite Care

Other services we provide at this branch

Live-in care in Bedford for 24-hour support

When the need for more intensive support arises, we understand that residential care isn’t always everybody’s preference. What’s more, we know how important it is for you to be able to feel safe and secure in the comfort of your own home. Live-in care is a direct alternative to moving into a care home, as it allows you to receive bespoke, one-to-one support from a dedicated live-in carer that will live in your home with you. They’ll be available to assist you with all of your care needs and be a companion too, so that you can continue to live life on your terms and keep up with your favourite hobbies and pastimes.

If you have complex care needs, we can also offer nurse-led care, which is overseen by a regional nurse. They will make sure the right level of clinical care is in place and also ensure that your carer has the correct training specific to you and your symptoms. So, if you require support with continence or a stoma, PEG feeding or a tracheostomy, you can receive level of this care and so much more where you feel most content: your home.

Fully qualified carers in Bedford

We ensure that each of our carers are fully equipped and confident in delivering only the best level of care. Once recruited, they are required to complete a comprehensive training course consisting of manual handling, dementia, personal care, medication, safeguarding and first aid. In addition to this initial training course, all of our existing carers complete regular refresher courses so that their knowledge is always up to date.

As a recognised provider of home care within the industry, we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who monitor our services for their effectiveness, responsiveness and safety. Our team work hard to ensure they are always adhering to these high standards so that you have peace of mind that you or a loved one is getting the very best care.

Care Agency In Bedford

We’re a better home care option than a home care agency because we go the extra mile in ensuring we have the highest standards of care and the most compassionate, suitable carers. Unlike agencies, we employ our carers directly. We place great importance on looking after our carers properly because they’re the ones who make our care provision so exceptional. Being a private home care provider also means you won’t get any hidden fees or complex pricing structures from us – we’ll keep things as simple as possible for you.

Find out more about live-in care in Bedford

For more information on our care services, contact our customer care advisors by calling us or using our live chat service. They’re available seven days a week to discuss your care needs and to help you understand your options. Once you’re happy to proceed, they can then arrange a home visit from a member of the Bedford team to create your support plan.

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Our credentials

Every one of our carers is a dementia specialist

We are founding members of the UKHCA

Branch details

Opening hours and address details

Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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