Live-in care and visiting home care in Brighton & Hove
The colourful coastal area of Brighton & Hove is bursting with culture, diversity and entertainment. From the famous Pride Festival that celebrates everyone’s unique qualities, to the variety of food and craft markets, Brighton & Hove truly is one of the best places to visit in the UK. In addition to this hub of creativity, there is also a team of dedicated carers from the award-winning care company – Helping Hands.
With a friendly manager overseeing them and a natural desire to care for others, our dedicated team of carers work all over Brighton & Hove, and can also be found in Aldrington, Brunswick Town, Denmark Villas, Kemptown, Preston, West Blatchington, and the surrounding areas.
Our carers are here to help you live the lifestyle you want to lead, with as much support as you need for that to be made possible. Not only that, but our carers also enjoy getting to know what their customers enjoy and helping them to keep up with their hobbies.
Meet Hailey, our Branch Manager
“Hi, I’m Hailey, the Branch Manager for Brighton and Hove. I have worked at Helping Hands for a while now and started my journey at the Eastbourne branch as their Care Coordinator, assisting the Branch Manager with the everyday running of the branch and supporting the carers with their customers.
“Now as Branch Manager, my role is to ensure we have a safe, well-led team so that the branch runs smoothly. I am also here to answer any questions and to support everyone, both carers and customers.”
Home care visits across Brighton & Hove
For over 30 years, we’ve been providing visiting care to customers across England and Wales to enable to live in their own home safely with as much or little support as they require. Three decades after our company began, we still uphold the values that started our business; providing person-centred care to enable people to live independently. And this is exactly what the team at our Brighton & Hove branch strive to achieve too.
From as little as 30-minute visits once a week up to several calls throughout the day and evening, our friendly carers will provide the very best care to you in your home where you feel most comfortable and safe. They will even pop in to help you prepare lunch and catch up over a cup of tea, because after all care isn’t just about assisting with the practicalities; it’s about ensuring your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is also taken care of.
The Brighton & Hove team can support you with any care needs such as dementia, cancer, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy and more complex care such as neurological conditions or acquired brain injuries. Hailey will come out to meet you at a time and place that suits you and arrange for care to start as soon as possible, which is particularly important if you are switching care providers or need care to begin quickly.
The carers are good listeners and they help with everything. They give you space when you need it and don’t try to interfere. I couldn’t recommend a more pleasant care company.
Sarah, a Helping Hands customer
Constant, round-the-clock live-in care
If you need extra support on top of visiting care, live-in care could be a more preferred option for you because it allows you to have round-the-clock care from one carer. As the name suggests, a live-in carer will come and live with you in your home to make sure you have everything you need whenever you need it – whether that’s regularly helping you to apply medicated creams if you have a skin condition or if you need someone to help you with toileting needs throughout the night.
And because you’re welcoming a new person to come and live with you in your home, we’ll work with you to find the perfect carer for you, in both care experience and personality. So, if you enjoy keeping in touch with the local community and spending your afternoons at Brighton Marina soaking up the sun and activity, or if you prefer the quiet life of relaxing in your back garden amongst the backdrop of your beloved flowers and plants – we’ll ensure you have a carer that enjoys doing this with you too.
Domiciliary care to suit your routine
When it comes to choosing care, there are lots of different options and providers to pick from. But with domiciliary care from the Brighton & Hove Helping Hands team, you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of whilst you retain your independence.
Traditionally known as visiting care, this type of care can be delivered little or often to suit you. Whether you need support with doing your weekly shop, tidying the house or watering the flowers, to more personal care such as support with going to the toilet, getting dressed or bathing/showering – we’ll create a care package that’s centred around you and your requirements.
Dementia care for you or a loved one
With dementia care from the Brighton & Hove team, we’ll make sure that you are completely listened to so that your needs are met and everything is done just how you like it. With a dementia diagnosis, familiarity is key, so we’ll limit the number of carers that come to visit you so that you can get to know them and build up trust with them.
Whether you have vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s, our expert carers will be there to comfort you through the happy times and the difficult times too. We’ll also help you to cope with the common symptoms of memory loss, confusion and disorientation by making small tweaks to your routine, such as enlarged clocks to prompt you to take your medication or showing you old football games of the Seagulls when you remember them at their best.
Feel young again with elderly care
We all know the saying: ‘You’re only as old as you feel.’ But if you find yourself starting to struggle with everyday tasks that are having an impact on your wellbeing, it might be time to have a bit of extra support.
With elderly care, we won’t intrude on your existing routines or preferences. We’ll be led entirely by you and take things at your pace. So, if you initially just want help with changing the bed sheets and doing the washing up, that’s exactly what we’ll do. After getting used to your regular carers, you may then find that you feel comfortable in asking for a bit of extra help with your personal care or toileting needs. We can accommodate for this too and alter your care plan wherever necessary.
Short-term respite care
Taking a break when you’re a full-time carer can be a staple to your caregiving routine. However, if you’re unsure of the best way to do this, you can rely on a respite carer from Hailey’s team to step in where you left off, so that your loved one or friend isn’t left without support and you can take a well-earned rest.
For emergencies or if you need a short-term care solution after a spell in hospital following an operation or illness, we can provide a respite carer usually on the same day that you enquire with us. That way, you can rest assured that you have someone there that you can rely on to help you get back on your feet again.
Expert and fully trained carers in Brighton & Hove
Ensuring our carers deliver the most outstanding care with each person they support is something we’re both passionate about and strive for. And it all starts with the right training.
Many of our experts trainers have worked as carers themselves, bringing a wealth of knowledge and real-life experience to their work. Each of our Brighton & Hove carers undergo a three-day training programme, regardless of past experience, which covers everything they can expect to encounter in their customers’ homes.
Each carer is also directly employed by us and goes through detailed Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screening and other background checks. We only provide the best carers for your family, and our local managers will help you both get to know each other so that you both feel comfortable in each other’s company.
I’ve been a visiting carer for nearly five years now, and really enjoy it! The flexibility helps me to stay at home with my children in the daytime and work evenings and weekends.
Sarah, a visiting carer
Areas across Brighton & Hove that we cover:
Find out more about care in Brighton & Hove
If you’d like to speak with our team about how we can help, please call us. Our phone lines are open seven days a week.
If you’d like to pop in to see the team Knoll Business Centre, Hailey and the team will be happy to welcome you. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm. Or if you let us know a time and a place, we can arrange to meet you somewhere that is more convenient for you – whether that’s at a local café or your kitchen table.