Live-in care and visiting home care in Durham
In the north east of England lies Durham; a city that is home to historical architecture and a catalogue of famous faces. With Durham University alumni including TV broadcaster Jeremy Vine and writer Bill Bryson, the city is now home to a branch of one of the leading home care agencies in the UK – Helping Hands.
With the River Wear running close by, our Durham branch supports families living in Chester-le-Street, Seaham, Peterlee, Spennymoor and the surrounding areas. Our Durham team are here to help people across the region to get the support they need from the comfortable and familiar surroundings of their home environment.
Meet Leigh, our Area Care Manager
"I am passionate about coaching and developing people to achieve their career goals and aspirations, motivating them to deliver an outstanding level of service to our customers, colleagues and carers. What gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing that today could be the day that I make a real difference to someone. To relax when not working I love nothing more than spending time with family and long walks along the Northumberland coast with my three crazy dogs."
Visiting home care tailored to you in Durham
Here at Helping Hands, we know exactly what it takes to provide high-quality home care – we’ve been doing it for over 30 years! We understand the importance of feeling safe and secure in your own home, that’s why our Durham team are here to give you the support you need to enable you to continue living the life you want to live – just with a little help along the way.
Whether you are living alone, as a couple or with your beloved pet, we’re here to give you the person-centred care that you need to make the most out of each day. We understand that everybody has their own unique requirements – regardless of their condition – and that the unpredictability of care needs means that they can change at any time. But with flexible visiting care packages from the team, we will work around you to ensure that you always have the high-quality support that you need and deserve – with minimal disruption to your usual routine.
From the word go, managers were professional, reliable and did everything to ensure that the transition between providers was as smooth as possible… We would not hesitate to recommend… read more
Hayley from Durham, shared on homecare.co.uk
Live-in care for round-the-clock support
With personalised live-in care packages from our Durham team, you have the constant, ongoing support that you need to enable you to live comfortably in the home that you know and love. Live-in care ensures that you retain autonomy over your life; with no set mealtimes, no visiting restrictions and no daily schedules to follow, you have the support you need to live each day exactly how you want to.
We understand that it can be daunting to welcome a new person into your family home. That’s why the team are here to alleviate your worries and help you to settle in with your new carer, making sure they don’t only match your requirements – but your personality too. So if you enjoy walking around the historic castles and houses of the North East or enjoying a cup of tea on the coastline, your carer will be there enjoying it with you.
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Domiciliary care from our Durham team
With Helping Hands, domiciliary care is more than just care; it enables you to have the support you need in order to live your life entirely on your terms. The team are there to encourage you to live independently at home and out in your local community, whilst still providing the person-centred support that you need.
And with no restrictions on mealtimes or menus, no set visiting times and no daily schedules to follow, you have complete autonomy over how you live each day. Whether you need visits that are little and often or more intensive support for a complex condition, we’ll provide a personalised care package that puts the control of your care exactly where it should be – in your hands.
Specialist dementia support for you and your loved ones
There are over 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, but it has its own unique effect on each person living with the condition. Understanding the symptoms and the impact they have can be unnerving and confusing for you and your loved ones; that’s why the team are here to give you the information and support that you need to guide you through your journey with dementia.
With patience and understanding, our Durham team will be here to make sure that you or your loved one are supported with your everyday dementia care needs such as health & wellbeing, social activities and personal care, as well as offering guidance and support to you and your family about how you can continue to communicate and enjoy your time together.
Elderly care for your peace of mind
It’s not uncommon to find more difficulty in our everyday tasks as we grow older. Our bodies can often become weaker and our minds aren’t always as quick as they once were – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that our desire to remain independent changes too. With elderly care from our Durham team, you’ll have the support you need to keep you safe and independent around the house and out in the local community, so you can continue with your day-to-day life with minimal disruption to your routine.
Respite care for short-term support
We understand how distressing it can be when a situation in care changes at the last minute, especially if it’s at such short notice that finding an alternative seems almost impossible. That’s why the team are here to provide you with a personalised respite care package that has person-centred support ready whenever you need it.
With a seamless transition between carers, we’ll work with you and your loved ones to ensure that you have the same high-quality care that you expect for as long as you need it. Whether you’re due to go on holiday but you would like some extra support whilst you’re away, or you need someone to step in and help whilst your usual caregiver tends to an emergency elsewhere. Whatever it is you need, we’ll be there to help you for as long as you need us to.
It makes me feel incredible that I can really make a difference in somebody’s life. I particularly enjoy the relationships I form and the trust that I build with my customers.
Mary, a visiting carer
Award-winning training for our expert Durham carers
Delivering outstanding care has been at the forefront of our service since our inception in 1989, so we know exactly what it takes to help someone feel safe and independent in their home. With a team of expert carers that are fully-trained in moving and handling, medication administration, health and safety, personal care and many more, each and every one of our carers are qualified, experienced and naturally wonderful people.
Alongside our award-winning training programme, our carers also complete full background checks such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings. They also receive regular training refresher courses to ensure that their knowledge and expertise are at the best that they can be.
We’re incredibly proud that, thanks to the commitment of our team, we are the only home care provider to be endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, and we are also fully licensed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).Request a callback Email us
Areas across Durham that we cover:
|Durham||Chester Le Street||Seaham|
|County Durham||Langley Park||Whitton Gilbert|
|Sacriston||Framwelgate Moor||Nevilles Cross|
|Houghton Le Spring||Hetton Le Hole||Belmont|
|Gilesgate||West Rainton||Great Lumley|
Find out more about live-in care or visiting care in Durham
If you’d like to find out more about the care options that are available to you from our Durham team, please call us. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.
Alternatively, if you’d rather meet face-to-face, we’ll be happy to come and meet you at a place that’s more convenient for you – whether that’s a coffee shop nearby or in your front room.