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Live-in and visiting care for you in Chelmsford

Once the temporary capital of England, Chelmsford is now known as the first city in Essex. Created in the Middle Ages, Chelmsford was the birthplace of radio and is now home to an expert team of Helping Hands carers.

Guided and supported by an experienced registered manager, our Chelmsford team support families across the area including Brentwood, Billericay, Maldon, Danbury, Ingatestone, Witham, Wickford and the surrounding areas.

Meet Emma, our branch manager

Emma Henderson

"Hello, I’m Emma. I joined Helping Hands after speaking with the area care manager and finding out more about the company and their fantastic values. I decided that after working with teenagers for so long, it would be a fantastic way to make a return to the care industry."

Visiting care in Chelmsford tailored to you

Helping Hands was founded by Mary Lee in 1989 as a way to provide extra support at home to those who needed it. And we are incredibly proud that, after 30 years, we are still offering that same person-centred service to thousands of families across England and Wales.

Built on a foundation of family values, we understand how important it is to feel safe, secure and independent in your own home. That’s why our team are here to provide a personalised support plan to ensure that you have the support you need with minimal disruption to your usual routine.

Whether you are looking for 30-minute drop-ins to help you with your household chores or more intensive support for a progressive condition, we’ll work closely with you to establish your individual home care requirements and build a support plan that is centred entirely around you and your needs.

Live-in care to support you in Chelmsford

We understand that acknowledging the need for more intensive support can be distressing for you and your loved ones, especially if residential care isn’t necessarily the right option for you. With dedicated live-in care from our team, you have an ideal solution to ensure that you have the level of care that you need whilst remaining in the comfort of your own home.

As the name suggests, a live-in carer will stay with you in your home to support you with everything you need to remain safe and happy at home. Providing reassurance around-the-clock, live-in care is the perfect option if you require more complex or intensive support, but don’t want to compromise on your independence.

What’s more, it’s not just practical support that we help with; your mental wellbeing is important to us too. We’ll work with you to find a live-in carer that is most suited to you, so if you’re a retired farmer, then we’ll do our best to find a carer that has previously worked on farms too! With live-in care from Helping Hands, you don’t just receive a carer; you’ll gain a friend.

Read more on what is live in care here.

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I love it when the carers come because I feel like I can be myself and they’re not going to judge me.

Paula, a Helping Hands customer

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Domiciliary care in Chelmsford

Traditionally known as care at home, domiciliary care gives you the freedom to choose the intensity and frequency of your visits. Whether you just need a helping hand in getting out and about in your local community or regular overnight support for a more complex condition, the team will provide a dedicated care plan that takes your needs and routine into account.

Whether you need support at home, at work or out in your local community, domiciliary care from our Chelmsford team enables you to continue with your daily routine, with no compromise to your autonomy or independence.

Expert dementia care for you and your loved one

The time following a dementia diagnosis can be very distressing for you and your surrounding family, but with expert dementia care from our Chelmsford team, we’re here to ensure that you have all the information and support you need to guide you through your journey.

With over 30 years of experience under our belt, we understand the complexities behind the condition and are here to support you with the many symptoms and behaviours that can arise. With patience and understanding at the fore, we’re here to help you and your loved ones with everything from practical support such as personal care and meal preparation, to guidance on how you can continue to communicate and enjoy your time together with your loved ones.

Elderly care to support your independence

As we age, we inevitably begin to see changes with our mobility and to our memory and cognition. The household chores you were once able to complete so freely may seem more difficult to you now, but that doesn’t mean that you need to start making sacrifices to your independence.

Although you may be in good health both physically and mentally, elderly care gives you that extra bit of support to help you around the house, or even just a friendly face to enjoy a cup of tea and some cake with throughout the week.

Respite care for as long as you need it

Care needs can arise at any given moment – sometimes at such short notice that finding an alternative seems almost impossible. But with respite care from our team, we’ll ensure that you have a personalised respite package in place ready for when you need it – often within 24 hours of your initial enquiry.

Respite care is available for any occasion. Whether you’re going on a trip to the seaside with your family and you’d like some extra support, or you’re recovering from an unexpected illness or injury and you’d like a helping hand while you get back on your feet; we’re here to ensure that you have the support you need, for as long as you need it.

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My biggest achievement has been a relationship I built with a lady who had dementia. We enjoyed spending time together and I encouraged her to go out. I loved taking her shopping.

Jade, a carer in Chelmsford

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Dedicated support from our expert live-in carers

We’re proud to be one of the leading home care providers in the UK, and thanks to the dedication of our amazing carers, we’ve been able to support thousands of families across England and Wales to remain in the comfort of their own homes for over 30 years.

After going through our stringent recruitment process, each of our carers complete full background checks, such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings, and an intensive training course where they are assessed in areas including moving and handling, safeguarding, medication administration and equality and diversity. What’s more, they each possess the very quality that cannot be taught in order to be a successful carer; they all genuinely care.

Here at Helping Hands, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and we are the only home care provider to be endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care.

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Areas across Chelmsford that we cover:

Chelmsford Brentwood Billericay
Maldon Danbury Ingatestone
Witham Wickford Stock
Hatfield Peverel Little Waltham Gt. Waltham
South Woodham Ferrers Bicknacre Roxwell
Hutton Writtle Shenfield

Find out more about live-in care in Chelmsford

If you’d like to speak with our team about how we can support you or your loved one, please call us. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.

If you’d prefer to meet face-to-face, you’re more than welcome to pop in and see us in our branch at The Aquarium. Or if it’s easier – we can come to you! We’ll be happy to come and have a chat with you over a cup of coffee at a place most convenient for you; whether that’s at your local café or in your front room.

Opening Hours
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 - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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