Care in your home from the Letchworth and Hitchin team
Surrounded by the Hertfordshire countryside, our Letchworth and Hitchin Branch offers person-centred care to suit your wants and needs.
Our Head of Home Care, Louise, and her team of dedicated carers offer tailored support for you in the comfort of your own home, covering Biggleswade, Henlow, Hitchin, Great Abington, Letchworth, Royston, Shefford, Stevenage, Sandy, Ware and the surrounding areas.
Friendly and empathetic, we provide support for you when you need it most. We help with anything from supporting young adults getting to and from university, to assisting with care after a complex injury.
Meet Louise Bradley, our Head of Home Care for the East Region
Louise chose to work for Helping Hands due to our renowned reputation within the industry and the fact that we are a family-owned company; it’s something that really resonated with her own core values.
She says: “I really connect with the values of Helping Hands and it’s great to see that these are shown throughout every department and practised every single day.”
Louise has extensive experience working in the care industry and has worked her way through various levels of training to her role as Head of Care for the East Region. She is committed to helping other progress and develop their practice and says, “empathy is a key quality that I’d like all of my team to have…I’m always looking for talented people who have instinctive drive to deliver the best possible care.”
Home care in Letchworth and Hitchin to suit you
Our dedicated carers from the Letchworth and Hitchin Branch provide bespoke care to enable you or your loved one to stay at home. The team can help with anything from companionship, household duties and support popping to the shops, to more complex care needs including spinal injuries, Parkinson’s and those that have experienced a stroke.
Because our care plans are personalised and centred around you, the support you require is always on your terms and to suit your routines. It may be that you need help getting up and dressed in the morning, but you’re able to attend to your own personal care; we recognise that everyone’s needs are different and may change over time.
Visiting care can be arranged for anything from 30 minutes once a week to regular calls throughout the day. Every member of the team is here to ensure you or your loved one remain as independent as possible, irrespective of medical or personal needs.
Care needs may change over time or suddenly occur after an unexpected illness or injury. For some it can be quite a daunting prospect to allow someone into your home, but for others it’s a sense of relief. Whatever your situation, Louise and her team are on hand to answer any questions and find a solution that is perfect for you.
What a great impact Helping Hands has had for my mother. She is really pleased with the helpers who are ensuring that she is ready for the day. Knowing she has someone there has been a godsend.
Clare, a Helping Hands customer
Personalised live-in care
Live-in care means exactly that – a carer will live with you in your home to provide support as and when you require. For many, this can be a more preferable option than residential care as it allows you to remain at home surrounded by your own comforts.
Our carers are fully trained to provide you with the help and support to suit your needs, giving peace of mind for you and your family. It may be that you have sustained an injury and need round-the-clock support after a stay in hospital, or you may have a complex condition that requires you to take medication in the middle of the night – we can help with the following:
- Personal care – Support with dressing, showering, washing and continence.
- Medication – Gentle reminders to remember your medication or help with swallowing.
- Mobility support – Help getting out and about or assistance when getting used to a walking frame.
- Companionship – Someone to pop to the local café with for tea and a slice of cake.
- Household duties – Cleaning, washing up, laundry and help with opening & answering post.
- Health and nutrition – Preparing food and making nutritious meals.
We ensure that you have a choice of carers that suit your interests and personality, whether that be a love of nature or a passion for art.
Domiciliary care in Letchworth and Hitchin
Also known as care at home, domiciliary care puts you at the centre of your care and provides you with the support you need. Personalised care packages are built around you, for you and complement your existing routines.
You may have a beloved pet that you still want to care for, or perhaps you live with a friend or partner that needs extra help to support you. Domiciliary care offers a viable alternative to residential care and allows you to rest assured that your care needs are being met in the comfort of your own home.
Specialist Dementia care in Letchworth and Hitchin
As one of the UK’s leading dementia care specialists, Helping Hands have a wealth of experience in supporting people to live with this condition. Whether it be early-onset dementia – which could be one of many types of the condition such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, frontotemporal dementia – all of our carers are experts in understanding and helping to support you or your loved one.
We understand that it can be difficult to know where to start when thinking about care for yourself of a loved one living with dementia. With our service, you can expect consistency, empathy and patience; all of which are vital for managing the condition. Our carers will get to know you and your routine – if you like to do jigsaw puzzles or take a stroll in your local park, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
As time goes by, it may be that you need a bit more support with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning and getting dressed. Or you may have a progressive medical condition that requires prompting with taking medication and more intensive assistance.
Whether it’s weekly visits to help you change your bed sheets or live-in care to be with you throughout the night, elderly care in Letchworth and Hitchin could be the perfect solution for your needs and relieve you or your family of any worries about your wellbeing.
Respite care from the Letchworth and Hitchin Branch
Although caring for someone can be extremely rewarding, there may be times when you or your regular caregiver needs a bit of time for rest and recuperation. The team at Letchworth and Hitchin aim to provide the least disruptive solution for your routine and requirements by replicating your existing arrangements.
We’re happy to meet with you and your carer before we look after your care needs to make sure we get it just right – from your wake-up calls to the amount of sugars you have in your tea.
Respite care is also suitable if you’ve sustained an injury or are convalescing after a hospital stay but need support at home with some aspects of your care. We can also accompany you if you need assistance when attending a wedding or special event that you don’t want to miss.
I’ve been a visiting carer for nearly five years now, and really enjoy it! The flexibility helps me to stay at home with my children in the daytime and work evenings and weekends.
Sarah, a Helping Hands carer
Our industry-renowned carers
What makes our carers so special is that they are completely devoted to their mission of providing the best care they possibly can. Compassionate and committed, all of our carers complete an induction programme that covers manual handling, first aid equality & diversity, safeguarding and mobility support.
As the first and only home care provider to be endorsed as a Centre of Excellence, we are committed to continuously sharing best practice and training our staff to the very highest standard. We only employ the very best carers and they all receive thorough background checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Our service is the only care provider to be endorsed by Skills For Care as a Centre of Excellence and we are a member of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), who are committed to transforming health and social care for those living with dementia in the UK. As a care company, we are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who inspect whether our service is responsive, safe and effective.
Areas across Letchworth and Hitchin we cover:
Find out more about care in Letchworth and Hitchin
If you’d like to discuss visiting or live-in care options, you can set up a meeting with Louise and her team by calling 01462 322 489. We’re here to take your call seven days a week and can meet you at a time and place suitable for you.
We can visit you at home, meet you at our branch in Hitchin or even arrange a meeting in your local coffee shop.