Live-in care and visiting home care in Fareham
Situated directly between the New Forest National Park and South Downs National Park, Fareham is a small market town within easy reach of beautiful forestry and a stunning coastline. However, being able to enjoy the sights of the wild horses in the New Forest and the peaceful horizon on the seafront can be difficult if you are in need of some extra support. That’s why we have a dedicated team of carers in Fareham to help you to live independently – both at home and out in the local community.
With a team that supports families across Fareham, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Stubbington, Titchfield, Hill Head, Wickham, Portchester, Waterlooville, Bosham, Bishops Waltham and the surrounding areas, our Branch Manager Karen is on hand to support you and your loved ones to live independently, so you can make the most of the beautiful area around you.
Meet Karen, our Branch Manager
Karen started working in care back in 2009 and found that she had a passion for helping other people and being an instrumental part of a person’s life. From there, she quickly progressed through different roles, including a supKaren started working in care in 2009 and found that she had a passion for helping other people and being an instrumental part of a person’s life. From there, she quickly progressed through different roles, becoming Supervisor and then Care Coordinator.
When asked the reason why she’s so passionate about care, Karen explained: “Seeing the difference that home care can make - and especially how happy a customer and their family are to remain in their own home – is really special.”
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When asked the reason why she’s so passionate about care, Karen explained, “seeing the difference that home care can make - and especially how happy a customer and their family are to remain in their own home – is really special.”
Visiting home care tailored to you
Here at Helping Hands, we’ve been committed to providing person-centred care to thousands of families across England and Wales for over 30 years – so we know what it takes to provide outstanding care. When the need for more intensive support arises, it can be unnerving to go through the various options and find out which is the best fit for you. But with visiting care from Karen and her team, we will be on hand to provide guidance and support through every step of the way whilst you’re arranging care, and we will get to know you and your preferences so that you have a personalised package of care that is completely unique to you.
With thorough in-house training for each of our carers, Karen and her team are fully equipped to support you with a wide range of conditions, including dementia, neurological injuries, cerebral palsy and many more. Whether you are starting university and would like some support in getting around campus, or you’re in your more senior years and you’d like some help with keeping on top of your household chores – we’re here for you.
Having been let down by an unreliable agency it was a great relief to feel sure all visits would be undertaken with compassion and experience. I would thoroughly recommend Helping Hands.
K Woolerton from Fareham
Live-in care for round-the-clock support
The great thing about live-in care is that it enables those who want to stay at home for as long as possible to do just that, without any compromise to their safety or independence. Whether you’re living alone, with your partner or with your beloved pet, Karen and her team offer bespoke live-in care packages that focus entirely around you and your needs and preferences.
Enabling you to retain your independence and autonomy is at the heart of what we do. With live-in care from our Fareham team, there are no visiting restrictions, no set mealtimes or menus, and no daily schedules to follow. We will encourage you to live your life entirely on your terms and be there to support you whenever you need us to.
We understand that inviting someone new to live in your home can be quite daunting. That’s why Karen and her team will work with you to find a carer that shares your personality, hobbies and interests so that you receive so much more than practical care; you’ll gain a friend. So if you enjoy perusing the shops at Gunwharf Quays or heading down to Fratton Park to cheer on the Pompey team, your carer will be there enjoying it with you.
Domiciliary care tailored to you in Fareham
As a family-run business, we understand how important it is for you to maintain control of your routine. That’s why Karen and her team will work closely with you to build a personalised care plan that takes your needs and routines into account.
Also known as visiting care, domiciliary care gives you the support you need to remain safe and independent in the comfort of your own home. Whether you need visits that are little and often to help you with your household chores or more complex support for clinical conditions such as neurological injuries or stroke aftercare, Karen and her team are fully equipped to support you in any way you need them to.
Eileen's story: rehabilitation after a stroke
Eileen, 79, from Fareham, suffered a stroke and was hospitalised for weeks after. Eileen’s son, Matthew, asked for help from Helping Hands to aid his mother’s rehabilitation when she returned home. Matthew decided that live-in care would be the best option for Eileen.
During her recovery Eileen needed help restoring some cognitive function such as speech and everyday physical activities such as getting dressed. Her live-in carer, Amy, has extensive experience supporting people who are recovering from a stroke.
Amy has helped Eileen start to recover her independence and has supported her with daily personal care, as well as speech therapy techniques to help her regain her speech. She often helps Eileen get out into her beloved garden so that she can continue to take care of her plants and vegetables.Stroke aftercare
One-to-one dementia care for you and your loved ones
With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, the demand for straight-forward and accessible information is rapidly increasing. And as one of the leading dementia care specialists in the UK, we understand that the time following a dementia diagnosis can be distressing and unnerving for you and your surrounding family. That’s why Karen and her team are here to give you guidance and support through every step of your journey and help you to live well with dementia.
With over 100 different variants of the condition, it can be difficult to understand the symptoms of dementia and how to manage them in a difficult situation. Whether you are experiencing problems with memory loss or you are in the latter stages of dementia and require more constant care, we’re here for you.
Elderly care to support your independence
As we reach our elderly years, our movements can become slower and we can sometimes become a little more forgetful – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that our desire to remain independent changes too. Maybe you are finding more difficulty with getting in and out of bed, or perhaps you don’t feel comfortable going out into your local community on your own; regardless of what it is you need, Karen and her team will provide a personalised care package that enables you to remain independent at home with no compromise to your safety or confidence.
As we grow older, it’s not uncommon for loneliness to take its toll on our wellbeing. But elderly care from Karen and her team doesn’t have to be just practical care; if you’d simply like a friendly face to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat a couple of times a week, we’ll be there for you.
I’ve been working as a visiting carer for Helping Hands for a considerable length of time. I love my work; I’ve learnt a lot and it’s something that I find immensely rewarding.
Sam, a carer in Fareham
Respite care for short-term support
Care needs can arise at any given moment for any given reason; often with such little notice that finding an alternative seems almost impossible. But with respite care from our Fareham team, we’ll work with you to provide a personalised care plan that is built entirely around you and your needs – often with as little as 24 hours’ notice.
You may be recovering from an unexpected illness or injury and you’d like some support with getting back on your feet, or perhaps you’re looking for care but want to see if home care is the right option for you before committing to anything long-term. Whatever it is you need, we can swiftly put a package of care in place that gives you the support you need, for as long as you need it.Request a callback Email us
Fully-trained carers to support you in Fareham
We’re proud to have been providing person-centred care to thousands of families across England and Wales for over 30 years. Built on a foundation of family values, we understand how important it is for you to receive care that makes you feel safe and supported. We only employ carers that have the kindness and compassion to provide the best level of care.
Each of our carers go through a fine-tuned recruitment process that is followed by an award-winning training course, covering modules such as moving and handling, health and safety, safeguarding and dementia care, as well as regular refresher courses to ensure that their knowledge and expertise are always at the best level they can be.
All of our wonderful carers are directly employed by Helping Hands, so you don’t need to worry about any additional paperwork or background checks – we’ve got it covered.
Areas across Fareham that we cover:
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Find out more about care in Fareham
If you’re considering care for you or your loved one and you’d like to find out about the support packages that Karen and her team can provide for you, please call our team on 01329 655 358. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.
If you’d rather meet face-to-face, you’re welcome to pop into our branch on West Street, or we can meet you at a place that’s more convenient for you – whether that’s at a café on the seafront or in your front room.