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Live-in and visiting care in Harrow

Housing the University of Westminster School of Arts, Media and Communication, the London Borough of Harrow lies roughly 15 miles north of the capital. Famous for its public boys’ school attended by the likes of Lord Byron, Harrow is also home to a team of dedicated and experienced Helping Hands carers.

Lorna and her team offer individually tailored, high-quality care in Harrow, North Harrow, Stanmore, Wealdstone, Wembley and the surrounding areas. With family values at our heart, we’ll ensure that you receive only the very best in care, incorporating the latest in industry standards.

Meet Lorna, our Branch Manager

Lorna Smith, Watford Branch Manager

Lorna says: “I'm absolutely passionate about care and looking after the wellbeing of our customers. It’s my job to develop our team of discrete, friendly and professional carers to support customers with their needs.

“Our team here in Harrow offer a wide range of services from housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, personal care and accompanying customers to local GP or hospital appointments. Our carers are highly trained to give our customers the confidence, reassurance and compassion that they need to continue living independently in the comfort of their own homes."

Visiting care to support you in Harrow

As an industry leader providing over 30 years’ experience in home care, we know exactly what it takes to provide high-quality care. What’s more, we understand how important it is to feel safe, comfortable and enabled in your own home. That’s why Lorna and her team build packages of care entirely around you.

With experience in supporting people living with dementia, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s, arthritis and many more conditions, we have the expertise and knowledge to provide person-centred care that takes heed of every single one of your care requirements. Even if it’s assistance in getting to and from medical appointments or help with dressing every day, we can arrange care calls for anything from 30-minute sessions to several daily visits.

How visiting care is helping Audrey
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My husband is undergoing treatment for cancer and we have found both our carers to be lovely, kind and caring. We are very happy to continue with the services.

Gemma, a customer from Harrow

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Live-in care for whenever you need assistance

For those that require more intensive support at home, a live-in carer is the ideal way to retain independence without having to compromise on living in familiar surroundings. As the name suggests, a live-in carer lives with you in your home, providing round-the-clock assistance as and when you need it.

So, if it’s assistance with administering medication throughout the day and night or if you need support with being hoisted in and out of bed, a live-in carer will be there when you need them. The great thing about having both a visiting and live-in care service is that our carers can work together to ensure your needs are met regardless of your condition. This can often mean that with tasks such as hoisting that requires two people, you can still be cared for at home without the need of going into a residential setting.

As well as moving and handling, Lorna’s team of carers are fully trained to help with:

  • Personal care – Help with washing, dressing and continence care.
  • Household duties – Washing up, laundry and cleaning.
  • Health and nutrition – Preparing food and shopping for groceries.
  • Companionship – Someone to have a chat to and do some of your favourite activities with.

Domiciliary care in Harrow

As a viable alternative to residential care, domiciliary care allows you to be in control of your care without any restrictions. You may be recovering from a stroke and need support with getting in and out of bed, or you might just need help to keep your house clean and tidy; whatever we can help with, we will.

And with carers local to you in the borough of Harrow, we’ll even help you get out and about in the local community – whether that’s popping down to the local garden centre or spending the afternoon at St George’s Shopping Centre.

Dementia care from our specialists

Whether you or a loved one are living with Alzheimer’s, Pick’s disease or early-onset dementia, our team of experts in Harrow are trained to support and care for those living with any one of the many different types of dementia.

As a specialist in dementia care, we understand how important it is to keep to a routine when caring for someone with dementia. That’s why we’ll support both you and your family to understand the condition and ensure that you’re cared for in a way that is unique to you.

Elderly care bespoke for you

Getting older can bring its challenges, but it doesn’t mean you have to forego your home comforts to move to a nursing home if you’re finding things more difficult. Lorna and her team can come to you and help with whatever you need – whether that’s taking your canine companion for a walk or helping you to vacuum and wash the dishes.

And if you’re living with a condition means your health deteriorates or you need to go to hospital, we can increase the regularity of your care and be there with you every step of the way.

Respite care in Harrow

Caring for someone is one of the most rewarding jobs there is – we know, we’re experts! However, it can be quite tiring to do, particularly if you’re caring for a loved one. It’s vital that you take a break every now and then, and Lorna’s team can provide the ideal solution so that you can get a bit of respite. She will meet with both you and your loved one to make sure everything is in place before they step in.

Respite care can also be beneficial if you want to take a family holiday that allows you all to have a real break, with one of our carers to accompany you for your entire stay. We can also be there for you if you’ve just been discharged from hospital and need extra support while you get back on your feet.

Expert carers from our Harrow branch

Our carers really do go above and beyond for all of our customers, regardless of their condition or additional needs. It’s no coincidence that we’ve stood out as one of the UK’s best home care providers since 1989, which is mainly down to our fantastic carers.

With thorough background checks in place and only 2% of our applicants making the cut as a Helping Hands carer, we only employ the very best. What’s more, we employ all of our carers directly, taking the stress out of any additional paperwork that comes with carers that work for external agencies.

Each and every one of our carers go through a vigorous training programme including manual handling, dementia care, first aid, safeguarding and medication administration. However, one thing that we can’t teach them is how to be kind and compassionate; this natural quality is above all what we look for when employing our carers and we don’t settle for anything less.

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I simply love caring for other people; it’s something that I find natural. I consider it to be an honour to be working with a company that gives me as much support as I need in my role.

Breatriz, a visiting carer in Harrow

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Areas across Harrow that we cover:

WembleyNorth HarrowWealdstone
Moor ParkStanmoreBrent Park
PerivaleIckenhamEast Finchley
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Find out more about care in Harrow

If you’d like to discuss visiting or live-in care options, you can set up a meeting with Lorna by calling 0203 733 4214. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.

You can also pop into our Harrow branch on College Road, Monday to Friday anytime between 8:30am to 5:30pm. Or if getting to us is a bit difficult, we can come to you! Let us know the best place to meet you and we’ll be there. We can even pop in to see you in your own home if that’s easier.

Opening Hours
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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When I was asked to carry out an assessment and found out it was the customers birthday I couldn't turn up empty handed. We pride ourselves on the outstanding care we deliver not only giving service with a smile we sometimes come bearing gifts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR H. ... See MoreSee Less

When I was asked to carry out an assessment and found out it was the customers birthday I couldnt turn up empty handed. We pride ourselves on the outstanding care we deliver not only giving service with a smile we sometimes come bearing gifts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR H.

A massive well done and congratulations to our carer Shireene Burrowes in completing her L5 in health and social care. Shireene worked hard and overcame a lot of obstacles to achieve this award and we are so very proud of her. You are amazing 👩🏾‍🎓🎓 ... See MoreSee Less

A massive well done and congratulations to our carer Shireene Burrowes in completing her L5 in health and social care. Shireene worked hard and overcame a lot of obstacles to achieve this award and we are so very proud of her.  You are amazing 👩🏾‍🎓🎓

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You deserve all the praise. Well done x

Thank you so much for all your support this has made my day.😘

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Happy Birthday to our lovely branch manager Lorna!!!💖🎉🍰🌹💐💌😊😊😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday to our lovely branch manager Lorna!!!💖🎉🍰🌹💐💌😊😊😊

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Thank you to my wonderful team for their beautiful birthday messages and thoughtful gifts. I am truly blessed 😊

Happy Birthday hun xx

Happy birthday Lorna once again:-*

The Role
Do you feel a passion to care for others? Are you looking for a flexible career supporting people on a one-to-one basis so they can live independently at home?

We have many exciting opportunities available in and around Harrow, Uxbridge, Rickmansworth, Edgware and Watford.

With a number of hours and working patterns available, this is perfect for people who are looking for either a weekend or week day job, need a part-time role to fit around family responsibilities or want a full-time career. By committing to regular hours each week you are sure to have continuity and flexibility in your day-to-day life.

No experience is necessary as we provide full training. If you feel a calling to care for others and have the right to work in the UK, we’d love to hear from you!

What we offer

Training provided in branch on a regular basis
Flexible hours with part-time options for regular days and times – guaranteed hours available
Fantastic rates of pay (the best in the industry) with increases for bank holidays
Perks of being directly employed: mileage allowance, paid holidays and pension
Dedicated support from your local manager and our 24/7 carer helpline
Opportunities close to home, plus many opportunities for career progression
Helping Hands is the only care company recognised in the UK’s Best Places to Work 2018 by independent employee reviews giant Glassdoor.

Role Responsibility
As a Care Assistant, you’ll have the satisfaction of really helping people in your local community. Enabling people to live as independently as possible in their homes is what we live and breathe!

You may be offering companionship, personal care such as bathing or going to the toilet, or help with medication. You’re likely to be cooking healthy meals, shopping, doing a little housework or helping someone to get out and about.

Who You Are
Previous experience in care is not necessary as we provide full training before you start.

You must have:

The right to work in the UK
A good level of English, both written and spoken
A caring nature and desire make a difference to someone’s life
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Congratulations to our manager who passed her NVQ last Friday! Well done Lorna!🎓😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our manager who passed her NVQ last Friday! Well done Lorna!🎓😊

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Well done, Lorna 💐🥂

Well Done hun xx

Amazing congratulations

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