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Live-in care across Cumbria

Home to the spectacular Lake District which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cumbria is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK. Whether you’re trying a spot of water sports for the first time on Lake Windermere or simply taking a break amongst the picturesque scenery, this part of the country is truly a magical place. What’s more, if you need extra support at home with your care needs, Helping Hands can provide expertly-trained live-in carers who fit in with your life and routines.

John’s team of dedicated carers can provide support in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Kendal, Keswick, Maryport, Penrith, Whitehaven, Windermere, Workington and the surrounding areas.

Meet John, our Live-in Care Manager

“Hi, I’m John. As the Live-in Care Manager for the Northumberland and Cumbria, I am responsible for developing and supporting our carers in their roles so we can provide the best outcome for our customers. I have lived in the North East all my life. Born and bred in Alnwick, Northumberland, I lived across the North Northumberland region before moving to North Tyneside.”

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What a great impact Helping Hands has had for my mother. She is really pleased with the helpers who are ensuring that she is ready for the day. Knowing she has someone there has been a godsend.

Clare, a Helping Hands customer

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Round-the-clock care from our experts

Since 1989, we’ve been providing person-centred live-in care to thousands of people, which has allowed them to remain in the comfort of their own home without having to compromise on their level of care (to find out what is live in care, click here). And with our carers having experience in a variety of different conditions such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cancer, dementia and many more, we are able to cater for many different needs and care scenarios.

Allowing someone to come and live in your home with you can be quite a difficult thing to do. However, we’ll make this process as stress-free as possible by selecting your carer with you so that they share the same hobbies and interests as you, as well as having experience in the type of condition you’re living with.

We believe that a holistic approach is the most beneficial way of caring for someone, as it’s not just about maintaining your physical health; it’s about being healthy mentally and emotionally too. So, if you need support with getting in and out of bed but enjoy wandering around the ruins of Carlisle Castle, we’ll make sure that you’re matched with a carer that shares your enthusiasm for history but is also experienced in mobility support.

Visiting home care across Cumbria

Visiting care can be for anything from 30-minute check-ups once a week over a cup of tea, all the way up to several calls throughout the day to support you with personal care and taking your medication.

We support anyone from the age of 18 and above with their additional care needs and enable them to live an independent life, rather than doing everything for them or leaving them with no other option apart from going into residential care.

Although we don’t currently have a visiting care branch in Cumbria, our sister branches in Middlesbrough, Durham, Preston and Blackpool are on hand to discuss your care needs and will be happy to help.

Dementia care that provides peace of mind

Living with dementia can be an extremely unsettling and anxious time for the individual and their family. With over 30 years’ experience as the leading dementia home care experts, we understand more than most the questions and queries that you may have, particularly as your condition starts to progress. Our carers will be there to alleviate any concerns you have and provide the right level of care that suits you.

We recognise how important it is for someone with dementia to feel comfortable with their carer and to get used to routine and familiarity. That’s why a live-in carer could be ideal for you or your loved one because you will have a carer that’s dedicated solely to you.

Elderly care that enables you to live the life you want

Whether you’ve reached your senior years and you’re living alone or with a partner, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up the home that you know and love just because your care needs have intensified. Elderly care in Cumbria means that you can receive help for your personal care, support with mobility aids or help to administer medication whilst you retain your independence at home.

And it’s not just your personal care that a live-in carer will support you with; they can help out with the housework, preparing meals, shopping, running errands and even help you to enjoy your garden again by regularly watering the flowers and keep an eye on your herb garden.

Respite care for short-term needs

Care can often arise at the last minute which can be quite unnerving, particularly if you rely heavily on your existing caregiver. But the team in Cumbria can quickly get a package of care in place – often within 24 hours from when you first enquire – to make sure that you have everything you need and are reassured that you’re in safe hands.

Respite care can also be a great option if you’re thinking about transitioning from visiting care to live-in care or you want to take a well-earned break with your family. We’ll meet with you to discuss your requirements so that a carer can fit into your life seamlessly or travel with you to your chosen holiday destination.

Award-winning training for carers in Cumbria

To ensure we uphold the highest level of care to all of our customers, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a national body that sets guidelines for all care companies to adhere to including the provision of safe, responsive and effective care.

We greatly value our live-in carers because of their sheer dedication and passion for those they care for. Without them, we wouldn’t be an industry leader in the care field and we wouldn’t have been able to continue our mission for the past 30 years to care for as many people as we have. To ensure we select the very best carers, our in-house Recruitment Teams run Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks on each carer, as well as requesting several character references.

All carers are also required to go through a rigorous training programme at our Centre of Excellence in Warwickshire. There, they learn how to carry out personal care, how to care for someone with dementia, vital first aid techniques and how to safely move and lift their customers. They also complete regular refresher training to make sure they are adhering to the latest and safest practices.

Areas across Cumbria that we cover:

Alston Appleby-in-Westmorland Aspatria
Barrow-in-Furness Brampton Carlisle
Cleator Moor Dalston Egremont
Kendal Kirkby Stephen Maryport
Millorn Oxenholme Penrith
Pooley Bridge Ravenstonedale Seascale
Sedbergh Shap Silloth
Ulverston Whitehaven Wigton
Windermere Workington


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Find out more about live-in care across Cumbria

If you’d like to find out more about the care options that John and his team are able to provide for you, please get in touch with us. Our lines are open seven days a week.

We understand that it might be quite difficult to discuss yours or your loved ones’ care needs, but our friendly advisors will talk you through the different options we have and be able to put your mind at ease.

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