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.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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