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Home Care Ipswich

Little and often, companionship to nursing. With branches nationwide.

4.9 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

Home Care Ipswich

Our team in Ipswich are dedicated to providing industry-leading home care to the local community, in line with the standards set & values held by Helping Hands for over 30 years. Unlike a care agency, every carer is handpicked for their innate empathy and trained in line with Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidelines to ensure your loved one is in the most capable hands.

Offering individually tailored, high-quality home care across Ipswich, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Trimley, Martlesham, Barham, Barking, Otley, Burstall, Southwold, Sutton and the surrounding areas, the team are committed to helping you to remain safe, comfortable independent at home.

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Branch address

Helping Hands Ipswich, 1 Friars Courtyard, Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RJ (see on maps)

Tailored Home care in Ipswich

As one of the oldest towns in England, Ipswich has an array of buildings that hail from many diverse historical eras such as The Ancient House. Amongst these buildings are stories of old and new, yet one of the most recent residents of the area is a branch of one of the UK’s leading home care providers – Helping Hands.

Get in touch today to create a bespoke package tailored to your loved one’s needs. From weekly companion visits to daily nursing visits, to around the clock homecare.

Meet the team

Jacqueline Wilson

Meet Jacqueline Wilson, our Head of Live-in Care, Home Care Ipswich

I have worked in Care since 2008. I was initially attracted to this sector as I knew that every day I would do something which would enrich someone’s life. I love working with people and I get great satisfaction and a sense of achievement knowing that my efforts however small or large have made a difference to an individual or their family. Knowing that I have enabled someone to stay in a cherished home to their last day is a powerful influence for me to want to do this job. Quite often in care, we meet clients and families who are at crisis point and it is immensely rewarding knowing that I have the ability and knowledge to offer a solution to a crisis and give peace of mind to the clients and families we support. Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and Spin classes are a favourite of mine. I also enjoy Rugby and love the friendly rivalry and atmosphere you get from the live sport. I enjoy cooking and prior to my career change into care my husband and I owned our own Bakery and Tea Room. This is one of my proudest achievements but also one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. We had to close our business due to serious health issues my husband suffered, but I knew from the interaction from our customers, some very elderly, that kindness and support go a long way to make someone happy.
Regional Clinical Lead, East

Regional Clinical Lead, East

Regional Clinical Lead, East

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Monica Ahir

Monica Ahir

Regional Care Director, Central

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Quality care provided in your 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.

Over 160 branches across the UK means we're local to you

We are not an agency - we employ every carer directly

Get to know your carer before care starts

Family-run and experts in home care since 1989

Fully flexible care packages as your needs change

We offer two main types of home care:

Hourly visiting home care

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.

  • From 30 minutes a week depending on your needs
  • In your own home
  • All levels of care covered
  • Flexible care plan based on customer's needs
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Live-in home care

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.

  • Round-the-clock (24/7)
  • In your own home
  • Personalised care plan
  • Carer to match your needs, personality and interests
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Find out about the different types of care we provide in your area

Home CareDementia CareDomiciliary CareRespite CarePalliative CareAdult Care

Other services we provide at this branch

Home care delivered to you across Ipswich

We understand that everybody has their own unique care requirements – regardless of their condition. That’s why our home care packages are completely tailored around you and your needs and preferences. Whether you need 30-minute visits to help you with your personal care or more complex support that involves overnight stays, we will work with you to ensure that you have a visiting home care plan that is perfectly suited to you and your needs.

Our visiting carers are expertly trained to support you with medication, mobility issues, household chores and companionship. And with the support of our Clinical Nurse team, we are fully equipped to help you with more complex conditions such as neurological injuries and motor neurone disease. Depending on your own personal circumstance, we will work with you to build a personalised support plan that provides you with exactly what you need to be able to live your life entirely on your terms and in the comfort of your own home.

Better than a care agency in Ipswich

We’re better than a care agency because we work extra hard to make sure our care staff are fully trained and always well looked after. Our sole purpose is to ensure you receive the best care possible in the comfort of your own home, and as a private home care provider we’re much better placed to do that than a home care agency. We’re fully regulated by the CQC and CIW, and we employ our carers directly rather than doing what many care agencies do and insisting on self-employment. Additionally, we’ve been providing dedicated home care to customers across England and Wales for over 30 years, so we know what it takes to achieve extremely high standards of care.

Live-in care for round-the-clock support

If you’re in need of more intensive support for a complex injury or condition that limits your autonomy, live-in care from our Ipswich team is the ideal solution for you to receive the person-centred care that you deserve without making any compromises to your independence. The great thing about live-in care is that it is an ongoing support method for those needing continual care, so you have the reassurance that someone is there for you when you need them, without making any sacrifices to your usual routine.

All of our live-in carers complete a comprehensive training course at our bespoke training facility in Warwickshire where they complete modules such as dementia care, moving and handling, medication administration and safeguarding. What’s more, our live-in carers are also supported by a team of clinical nurses who are able to support with more complex care needs, such as PEG feeds, stroke aftercare and catheter management.

Private care in Ipswich

With private care, you can have the care that you need just the way you want it and without any limitations. There are no visiting restrictions, no set mealtimes or menus and no daily schedules to abide by; and with the freedom to decide the frequency and intensity of your care, your everyday routine is decided upon by the person who matters most – you.

With visits available from 30 minutes all the way through to constant live-in care, domiciliary care allows you to keep your freedom and autonomy, regardless of your condition. So if you want to have a lie-in one morning or get up and go for an early walk, then you can do just that. After all, that is what person-centred care is all about.

One-to-one dementia care and support for you and your loved ones

As the leading dementia specialist in the home care field, we understand how dementia not only affects the person living with the condition, but their surrounding family too. With over 100 different variants of dementia, the symptoms can vary between each individual – that’s why we’ll work with you to provide a bespoke dementia care plan that is completely tailored to you and your lifestyle.

When a person is living with dementia, familiarity is key; that’s why providing dementia care at home is a great way of maintaining routine and keeping the individual comfortable and secure. Sometimes the behaviours of dementia can be confusing and upsetting for you and your surrounding family, but the Ipswich team are on hand to provide you with the guidance and support that you need to enable you to understand the symptoms of the condition and how to handle them, so you are able to live well with dementia.

Dedicated carers to support you in Ipswich

Here at Helping Hands, we’ve been providing high-quality home care to thousands of families across England and Wales for over 30 years. Over this time, we’ve received many accolades that we’re extremely proud of – such as being the first and only home care provider to be endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, as well as being a part of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).

But without the commitment and the compassion of our wonderful carers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Following a stringent recruitment process, each of our carers complete a comprehensive training programme covering moving and handling, personal care and medication administration, as well as receiving full background checks such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings. Most importantly, they are all enabled to provide outstanding care by the one quality that is pivotal to become a Helping Hands carer; kindness.

We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and because we provide a fully managed service – meaning that we handle the care process from start to finish – we will always provide dedicated, person-centred support at each step of your care journey – even if there is a change in circumstance.

Find out more about home care in Ipswich

With so many things to consider when approaching care, choosing the right support for yourself or your loved one can feel quite overwhelming. But worry not, the team are here to help you to make sense of your options and guide you through each step of your journey. If you’d like to discuss your options and see how our Ipswich team can help you, please call us. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.

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4.9 out of 5 stars, from 29 reviews


taken from NHS Choices

“My wife has Helping Hands twice a day and you could not ask for better carers.”

September 2021

taken from Google My Business

4.8 out of 5

from 18 reviews

Our credentials

Our Home Care Ipswich 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

Branch details

Opening hours and address details

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

Branch address

Helping Hands Ipswich, 1 Friars Courtyard, Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RJ Show on Map

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