Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Houstone, Houghton Regis is a Bedfordshire town, near Luton. Bordered by the Chiltern Hills, the once small village became a ‘London overspill’ in the 1950s and 60s, causing it to develop massively. Some of the original village characteristics can be recognised in the names of local roads, such as ‘Tithe Farm’. Local industries that are no longer in production include straw plaiting, which in 1689 caused local workers to demonstrate against a bill requiring people to wear woollen hats, claiming it threatened their industry.
Helping Hands are long-established in the care industry, although we can’t claim a history as far back as the 17th century! We were, however, established in 1989 to deliver exceptional care for people in their own homes. Our visiting and live-in care services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales, so you and your loved ones can have full confidence in our services.
Quality care provided in your own home
Home care from our Houghton Regis team offers security, mobility, and companionship.
For over 30 years, we've provided nurse-supported assistance, companionship and expert care to thousands of individuals across England and Wales. As industry leaders in home care, we know just what it takes to provide the right level of support so that you can retain your independence in the comfort of your own home.
Over 150 branches across the UK means we're local to you.
We are fully regulated
Regulated and checked by the CQC and other UK governing bodies.
2,600+ Trustpilot reviews
Endless positive reviews from customers all over the country.
Adapts around you
Flexible care plans to suit your changing needs.
30+ years of care
Founded on family values, we’ve provided expert home care since 1989.
You're in safe hands
Our carers are fully trained and checked to ensure a professional service.
We offer two types of home care:
Constant 24-hour care
One-to-one support from a fully qualified carer that lives with you. Full-time support so you can stay at home where you feel most comfortable.
In your own home
Personalised care plan
Carer to match your needs, personality and interests
Hello, I am Karen, the Branch Manager for the Saint Albans Branch. My responsibility is to oversee and set up Care Packages in our local area and to ensure that we are delivering the very best care at all times ensuring our customers remain safe and independent in their own homes. It is important to me and my team to ensure that we provide tailored packages to suit our customers' needs and in turn develop a strong working relationship between our team and the customers.
I was born in Ireland and moved to the UK in 1997. My passion to work in the care sector has come from experience from a young age as my mother was very sick. When my son was born, he was taken to Great Ormond street where he was an ongoing patient for sixteen years. Thankfully my mum and son are both thriving. This, in turn, has given me the drive to want to help others and improve quality of life.
I enjoy swimming and dog walking on my free time.
Regional Care Director, Central and New Branches
Trish Ricketts, Area Care Manager
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By having us in your home supporting you it means you don’t have to think about moving into residential care if you need additional support. Remaining in your own home is beneficial because you stay living in a place that is emotionally important to you, with beloved people, memories, and pets around you. Our home care is exceptional because of the people who deliver it, compassionate and kind individuals who always put our customers first, whether rit’s for an hour a week or around the clock.
24/7 live in care support
For the ultimate in individualised support, live-in care really does give you and your loved ones incredible peace of mind. Because you’re never alone at home you’ll always feel reassured that your companionship, personal care, medication, and every other aspect of your daily life are in hand. You may be living alone after the loss of a partner or living with complex needs and looking to move into your first home, but whatever your circumstances are, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Why Helping Hands is better than a care agency in Houghton Regis
We aren’t and have never been a care agency. We’re a private home care company who takes great pride in the distinction that offers. A care agency will usually only offer a skeleton service – charging you to ‘match’ with a carer and then leaving you to take charge of everything else. With Helping Hands though we fully manage every aspect of your care experience, as well as employing your carer directly, rather than expecting them to be self-employed. This gives them more security in their work and makes them more motivated in their daily role.
Qualified carers providing a variety of care services in Houghton Regis
Our company was built on kindness, and our carers are the best representation of that. We only choose the most compassionate and empathetic people to join us because we know that our carers are the beating heart of Helping Hands, out in all weathers caring for people in their own homes and keeping them as independent as possible. We recruit, assess, and teach our people ourselves, feeling it’s far too important to entrust to an outside organisation. That’s how we can build our local teams and know that we’re always delivering the most exceptional, consistent standards of care.
Helping Hands Home Care is registered and therefore licensed to provide services by the Care Quality Commission (ID: 1-101671690) and the Care Inspectorate Wales (certificate number: W15/00000831/O001/0001). For more information visit www.cqc.org.uk and www.careinspectorate.wales* All calls to 0843 numbers will cost you 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. All calls are recorded for training purposes.