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Little and often, companionship to nursing. With branches nationwide.


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Visiting and live-in care across Didsbury

Lying five miles south of the city of Manchester and along the north bank of the River Mersey is Didsbury, a quiet town with a big heart. With independent eateries and a laid-back atmosphere, Didsbury is a great place to be if you prefer a more relaxed style of living. Famous for the birthplace of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Didsbury can also now add its very own branch of Helping Hands to its list of accolades.

Covering care across Didsbury, Parrs Wood, Withington, Wythenshawe and the surrounding areas, the team of Helping Hands carers offer support from as little as 30 minutes per week, all the way up to full-time live-in care. Their aim is to provide support and care to those who want to remain independent in their own home.

Meet the team

Heather Lloyd

Meet Heather Lloyd, our Branch Care Manager, Didsbury

My responsibilities and values are to ensure that we deliver person-centred care for all individuals, to ensure that everyone involved in our service feels valued, I have over 14 years of experience and have a wide range of experience within different sectors of Healthcare. My heart has always been within the care sector. I began working for Helping Hands after losing my father in 2020. I wanted to be a part of a company that stands out, has positive impacts on people's lives and enables people to live comfortably in their own homes. A company that is person-centred and truly value the customers. Helping Hands has a great structure and support network. The passion shines through from each and every staff member within the company and this shows in the high-quality care we provide to our customers. I am very passionate about my job and like to go the extra mile. When I am not working I love to spend time with my family, making memories with my husband and children.
Mandy Stewart

Mandy Stewart

Regional Care Director, North

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Nathan Duran

Nathan Duran

Area Care Manager, North

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Quality care provided in your own home

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 160 branches across the UK means we're local to you

We are not an agency - we employ every carer directly

Get to know your carer before care starts

Family-run and experts in home care since 1989

Fully flexible care packages as your needs change

We offer two main types of home care:

Hourly visiting home care

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.

  • From 30 minutes a week depending on your needs
  • In your own home
  • All levels of care covered
  • Flexible care plan based on customer's needs
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Live-in home care

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.

  • Round-the-clock (24/7)
  • In your own home
  • Personalised care plan
  • Carer to match your needs, personality and interests
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Home Care

Other services we provide at this branch

Visiting care in and around Didsbury

For over 30 years, Helping Hands have been providing visiting care across England and Wales, ensuring thousands of people receive care on their terms. Encouraging independence and autonomy are our key aims as a home care provider, and we prioritise your preferences and needs above anything else.

Covering home care for those aged 18 all the way up to 100 and beyond, we’ll be there little or often, day or night. That way, you can rest assured that you’ll always have the support you need when you need it.

Visiting care covers the following needs:

  • Personal care – getting washed, dressed and toileting needs
  • Medication – gentle prompts to remind you to take your medication and help to administer it
  • Mobility support – assistance with mobility aids in and around your home
  • Housekeeping Services – cleaning, vacuuming, laundry and taking out the bins
  • Nutrition – cooking meals, making your drinks and helping you do the weekly shop

In addition to practical support, visiting care can assist with your mental health too, particularly if you are at risk of isolation or loneliness. So, we can be much more than just carers; we’ll become your friend too.

Didsbury live-in care for round-the-clock support

For round-the-clock support that allows you to stay in the comfort of your own home, live-in care is a solution for those that require regular assistance which won’t quite fit in to hourly visits. Created around you, our team will get to know your exact needs – down to how many sugars you take in your tea and what time you like to get up in the morning. That way, your support plan is tailored entirely around you and your specific care requirements, so that you don’t have the hassle and stress of moving into residential care; you can receive quality care that’s bespoke to you.

What’s more, we have a team of clinical nurses who support our carers with customers who have more complex care needs, such as stroke after care, stomas, catheters or tracheostomies. Working with you, your carer and your family, we’ll make sure that you have the right level of care that’s adapted to your needs – whether that’s support with medication throughout the night or meeting with other health care professionals involved in your care.

Domiciliary care for extra reassurance

As a direct alternative to a nursing home, domiciliary care allows you to receive the extra support you need so that you can retain your independence at home. There are never any set meal times or wake up calls; everything is centred around you so that you have full control over your support plan.

We understand that having independence means different things to different people. For some, this could mean being able to get out to the local shops or see friends with a bit of extra support. For others, it could mean having personal care where and when you choose and with someone you feel comfortable with. Whatever you strive to achieve with your independence, we’ll make sure you get there with as much help as you need.

Specialist dementia care in Didsbury

With over 850,000 people living in the UK with dementia and this figuring continually rising, we understand how important it is to ensure that appropriate dementia care is delivered to anyone living with the condition. With dementia care from the Didsbury team, we’ll make sure that every decision is made with your loved one at the centre, maintaining their independence and autonomy as much as possible.

And if things change or if their condition progresses, we’ll be there every step of the way to provide constant reassurance to you, your loved one and the rest of the family. Whether it’s occasional visits to begin with, to regular visits throughout the day, or even full-time care, we’ll work with all of you to make sure that the best level of care is delivered at all times.

Retain your freedom with elderly care

There are lots of great things that come with age; grandchildren and retirement to name just a few. But there are also other things that can make life that little bit more difficult, such as poor health, reduced mobility or loneliness. That’s where the Didsbury elderly care team can step in. We’ll help out with pretty much anything that you need support with – from changing the beds, taking you to appointments, to helping you get dressed in the morning or just popping in for a cup of tea.

We believe that no one should feel lonely in their own home. That’s why our carers do so much more than the physical elements of care; they’ll be there to take you out to Disbury Park for an afternoon stroll, share a scone and cup of tea with you at the local café, or even help you do the daily crossword. Whatever you like to do to pass the time, they’ll be right there with you.

Take a break with respite care

Everyone needs a break from time to time, and this is no different for someone that cares for a family member or friend. With respite care, we can take over and provide the same high quality of care that you’d deliver yourself, giving both of you peace of mind that your loved ones’ routines are left unaltered.

We can also step in if there’s a family emergency that your regular caregiver needs to tend to, or you’ve been recently discharged from hospital following an injury or illness and you need help to get back on your feet. With the Didsbury team on hand to pop in for daily visits or support you with live-in care, you can rest assured that you won’t be left without care.

Friendly, fully trained live-in carers in Didsbury

Covering manual handling, first aid, safeguarding, medication, personal care and many more modules, all of our new recruits undergo our award-winning training programme to ensure they have the skills they need to help our customers in Didsbury. Fully vetted with in-depth background checks such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings, we can assure that all of our carers are of the highest calibre when coming to care for you in your home.

We are closely monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who ensure we are practicing in a safe, responsive and effective manner at all times. With regular inspections that look at our carers, managers and policies, you can be confident that you or a loved one is receiving care that adheres to the highest national care regulations.

Find out more about live-in care in Didsbury

If you’d like to find out more about the different types of care that we offer, you can discuss this with our friendly customer team via telephone.

Alternatively, you can visit the Didsbury branch where the team will be happy to talk through your requirements and find the right solution for you. If you’d like to arrange a home visit, you can do this by calling the telephone number above.

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Our credentials

Our Didsbury 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

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Opening hours and address details

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 - 5:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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