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 Billericay, Maldon, Danbury, Ingatestone, Witham, Wickford and the surrounding areas.
“I’m the Regional Clinical Lead for London and Essex. I am proud to have 20 years’ experience in care and nursing and can’t imagine that there is anything else that I would want to do more. I am passionate about proactive care and health education and I have been lucky enough not only to look after, but also work alongside so many different people – I’ve heard so many amazing and often inspiring stories. Working for Helping Hands enables me and my colleagues to support people in their own home – the place where most people want to stay for as long as they can. It’s so important and extremely rewarding.”
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 100 branches across the UK means we're local to you
We are not an agency - we employ every carer directly
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Family-run and experts in home care since 1989
Fully flexible care packages as your needs change
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are actively collecting and monitoring our reviews and feedback for Chelmsford to ensure our customers receive the best possible live in and home care service.
4.9 out of 5 stars, from 40 reviews
Our Chelmsford branch is fully regulated and accredited by the CQC and CIW.
Every one of our carers is a dementia specialist
We are founding members of the UKHCA
Opening hours and address details
Unit 1 The Aquarium, 101 Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0AU Show on Map