Visiting and live-in care in Blackburn
Lying to the south of the Yorkshire Dales is the vibrant town of Blackburn. As well as featuring in a famous Beatles’ song, it’s also home to one of the founding members of The Football League – Blackburn Rovers. But perhaps most importantly, it’s also where outstanding care is providing for customers of Helping Hands.
Branch Manager Lesley and her team enable people to live independently in Blackburn, Feniscowles, Mellor, Oswaldtwistle, Pleasington, Riley Green, Rishton, Wilpshire and the surrounding areas.
We aim to meet all of your care needs and fit our care packages around you, no matter what your needs are. We offer a range of specialised care, from visiting care to ensure you’re able to get out and about, all the way through to palliative care.
Meet Lesley, our Branch Manager
Lesley has been working in care for over 20 years, with 12 of those years being in domiciliary care. Now Lesley oversees a team of her own and loves being at the heart of care in the Blackburn and Preston community.
“I make sure that we run a safe, caring and organised service and all of our customers are looked after” Lesley shares. “I joined Helping Hands as I was looking for a new challenge and a good friend had recommended the company and told me what a pleasure they were to work for.
“I am proud to say we offer a broad spectrum of support in the community. From assisting with social interaction, getting out and about and reconnecting with the community, nutritional and medical needs, as well as emotional support.”
Visiting home care to suit you
For 30 years, Helping Hands have specialised in providing quality care whilst you are surrounded by your home comforts. Covering a range of different requirements and conditions, we can offer support for anything from living with muscular dystrophy, autism or cerebral palsy, to dementia, a stroke or Parkinson’s, as well as many more.
From as little as 30 minutes per week to several daily calls, our care fits around you and your schedule. Lesley’s team can support many things to support you at home, including:
- Personal care – Help to dress, shower and with toileting needs
- Medication – Supporting you to administer medication and ensuring you have everything you need.
- Mobility support – Assisting you to get around you home or out and about in Blackburn.
- Household duties – Helping you with cleaning, cooking and answering letters.
Perhaps one of the most important things that our carers deliver is companionship. It could be that you want to pop down to the local shops to get some grocery’s, but you just don’t feel able to alone. Or it may be that you enjoy having a cup of tea and slice of cake whilst sitting in the garden. Our carers provide much more than practical care: they’re suited to you and your personality to ensure you get the very best support with a smile.
Helping Hands has provided exactly the service we were looking for – a flexible , friendly, and caring service, and a willingness to do whatever happens to need doing at the time.
Anne, a visiting care customer
I fell in love with caring at a young age and I enjoy seeing the difference I can make to people’s lives. I think it’s important to enable my customers do to all of the things they enjoy.
Jean, a live-in carer
Live-in care to enable you to remain at home
As time goes by, it may be that you need more regular support to enable you to still stay at home. Residential care isn’t for everyone and Helping Hands offer the best solution instead of that option – a live-in carer to live with you in your home and provide round-the-clock support.
Even if you live with a partner or a beloved pet, our live-in carers are matched to your situation. So if you have a canine companion that needs walking twice a day, but you’re unable to do this unassisted, the carer chosen by you will be able to do this with you.
One of the biggest advantages to having a fully-trained live-in carer is the freedom of choice you still get. Being able to choose when you want to get up and what time you have breakfast may seem like a small freedom, but not being constrained to routines and regulations is one of the many benefits of receiving care within your own home.
Domiciliary care in Blackburn
Traditionally known as domiciliary care, care within your own home enables the control to be completely in your hands. We aim to assist and support you or a loved one to be as independent as they possibly can.
Even if you require more complex care for PEG feeding or a tracheostomy, we have a team of Clinical Nurses that support our care staff. This means that you have total peace of mind that you are fully supported no matter what you are living with.
Dementia support from our expert team
As dementia care specialists, we understand how upsetting it can be to live with or care for someone with dementia. And with over 100 different strains of the condition, we are experienced at assisting with the variety of complexities that dementia has to offer.
With complete and utter compassion, the team at our Blackburn branch will make you or you loved one feel at ease with consistent and professional care suited to you.
Elderly care built around your routines
As ambassadors for person-centred care, we strive to uphold your independence and freedom of choice. It can be quite daunting to accept a new person into your home, particularly if you’ve previously been very active and independent. The Blackburn team will always keep your preferences at the forefront of the care they provide – whether that’s taking you to Blackburn Library once a week to pick out some of your favourite novels or taking a short stroll around Witton Country Park.
Respite care in Blackburn
Providing care for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding jobs that you will ever do, but with any job, we all need a break at some point. Respite care can be a great short-term solution to allow you the chance for a bit of rest and recuperation whilst safe in the knowledge your loved one is receiving the quality care they would expect from you.
It may be that you are recovering after a stay in hospital and need support at home whilst you convalesce. Or there may be a family emergency that require the urgent attention from your regular caregiver. The team in Blackburn can offer anything from several hours of respite support to staying with your loved one for several days until you are able to return.
Fully-trained carers in Blackburn
We’re extremely proud of each and every one of our carers. The kindness and empathy they express with everyone that they support makes them truly fantastic carers. They all receive full background checks – including Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks – along with being fully-trained to provide the highest standard of care. The award-winning training program includes manual handling, finance, safeguarding, first aid and medication support.
As the only home care provider endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, not to mention being fully licensed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we are constantly ensuring the highest standard of care possible.
Find out more about care in Blackburn
If you’d like to discuss your home care options and set up a meeting with Lesley and her team, please get in touch with us. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.
The team are happy to meet you wherever suits you best – be that at our branch, local café or in your own home.