An area frequently mentioned in literature by the likes of Charles Dickens and Douglas Adams, Islington is also and brimming with listed buildings and restaurants. In addition to its cultural heritage and bustling population, it is also home to the nation’s leading home care provider – Helping Hands.
For over 30 years, we at Helping Hands have delivered industry-leading home care to the homes of thousands of families across England and Wales. With the help of our Islington branch, you can receive an unrivalled standard of home care in the form of visits as regularly as you require, or around-the-clock live-in care for full-time support. Whether you’re in need of a little companionship, or clinical nursing care, our team are on hand to assist you however you need to maintain an enjoyable, healthy and independent routine.
Quality care provided in your own home
Home care from our Islington 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
I am responsible for ensuring the service is safe and fully compliant with all legal regulations and am accountable for the overall leadership of the service. I line manage a team of a Care Coordinator, and two Care & Training Practitioners, and ensure our carers are managed effectively. I am responsible for business development for my branch and ensuring the service is viable by working with key stakeholders within the business and reviewing our business and marketing plans.
I volunteered at a day centre for adults with learning difficulties in my late teens and decided then that I wanted a career supporting people to live a fulfilling life. I feel proud of the service we provide and the carers we have are all very reliable and enjoy the work that they do.
I love to read and I love to travel, as well as enjoying spending time with friends and family.
Regional Care Director, South East
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We’re proud to have been providing industry-leading care at home for over 30 years, and as a family-run business we know exactly what is needed to ensure that you receive the support you need with no compromise to your independence.
You may be living alone and no longer as confident in going out for your morning paper, or perhaps you are usually cared for by your partner and you would like some time to be ‘partners’ instead of ‘patient and carer’. Whatever it is you need, the team will provide a personalised support package that is built by and around you, so you can continue to live on your own terms.
With experience in supporting people living with motor neurone disease, Alzheimer’s and mental health conditions, and with customers ranging from the age of 18 upwards, our dedicated Islington team have the knowledge and expertise to support you in whichever way is best for you.
Live-in care for round-the-clock support
Everybody has the right to remain safe and secure in their own home, and if the need arises where you need more intensive support, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice that. At helping Hands we provide a bespoke live-in care package where you receive personalised and unintrusive support in the place you know best.
Here at Helping Hands, your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical wellbeing. As well as receiving the practical support that you need, we’ll provide a carer that is most suited to your personality. So whether you enjoy taking your canine companion for a walk around Finsbury Park, or you are an avid ‘Gunners’ supporter, you won’t just have a carer; you’ll gain a friend.
With all of our live-in carers completing a comprehensive training programme at our bespoke training centre in Warwickshire, we are fully equipped to support you with any of your care needs – whether it’s helping you get dressed and ready for the day or more complex support such as PEG feeding or catheter management. What’s more, you’ll have complete flexibility and control over your care. With no restrictions on visiting hours, no set meal times or menus and no daily schedules to abide by, you can continue to live each day on your terms.
Whether you need support in preparing your evening meals, folding your laundry or attending your appointments, domiciliary care is the ideal solution for you to receive the support you need, when you need it.
From 30-minute drop-ins to overnight support for more complex conditions, you have the freedom to decide the frequency and intensity of your care. Whether you are living with a progressive condition and require more regular visits throughout the day, or you would just like for someone to support you with your chores, we’re here for you.
Dementia care from our specialists
We’re proud to have been at the forefront of specialist dementia care for over 30 years, and with our expert team on hand to give you the information and support you need, you and your loved ones can find comfort in knowing that you are safe and well at home.
We understand that the time following a dementia diagnosis can bring lots of anxieties and uncertainties. We also understand how important it is that you remain in surroundings that are familiar and comfortable to you. That’s why our specialist team in Islington are here to provide you with the support you need to enable you to remain at home with no compromise to your safety.
Elderly care to retain your independence
Elderly care from Helping Hands is exactly what you need it to be. Whether you are living alone and would like some support in getting out and about in your local community, or you are a caregiver for your partner and you’re simply not able to support them like you used to, we’re here to ensure that you are supported in any way you need.
The great thing about Helping Hands is that we’re not just here to give you practical support; your emotional wellbeing is important to us too. So if you enjoy visiting the exhibitions at the V&A museum or simply like to have coffee and a cake on a Sunday afternoon, we’ll be right there with you.
Respite care for your short-term needs
You may be a full-time carer that looks after a loved one, or perhaps you are due to be discharged from hospital and would like some extra support in getting back up on your feet. With respite care you’re enabled to continue with the care you need, for as long as you need it.
Care needs can arise at any given time, and sometimes with such little notice that the possibility of finding an alternative seems unlikely. But not to worry, our dedicated team in Islington will work with you to provide a personalised respite care package that is built by and around you – often within as little as 24 hours’ notice.
Fully-trained carers to support you in Islington
Our carers are at the heart of Helping Hands. Without them, we wouldn’t have been at the forefront of the care industry for over 30 years. Each of our carers are all kind and compassionate by nature, and they go above and beyond for all of our customers.
What’s more, they all go through a refined recruitment process before proceeding to an exceptional training programme where they cover areas such as manual handling, safeguarding, dementia care, health & safety and much more. With only 2% of our applicants being accepted as Helping Hands carers, you can rest assured that you are only being supported by the best.
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.