Seeking out home care for yourself or a loved one can be challenging to say the least, and it’s certainly not a decision to be taken lightly. Being home care experts in the UK for more than 30 years now, Helping Hands knows how important it is to work with experienced, empathetic carers you can trust. There are so many options for home care in London, but we believe what matters most is being matched with a professional who understands your needs and lifestyle and can provide just the support you need to live your best, most independent life.
We’re proud of our highly trained and compassionate carers, as well the many accreditations and accolades we’ve earned over the years, and we are certified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and the Care Inspectorate (CIW) in Wales.
No two people are alike, and no two people have the same care needs. Whether we provide a single 30 minute call during the week or more comprehensive live-in care, Helping Hands is passionate about creating a flexible care plan that works for you. We can assign a regular carer to help with daily tasks like housework, errands, meal prep, medication or grooming, but we also know that sometimes what’s needed is a friendly cup of tea and a chat over the kitchen table.
Helping Hands offers stand-in care for all those occasions where life doesn’t quite go according to plan, and a regular carer is not available due to illness, emergency, or needing to tend to other urgent matters. Continuity of care is important, so we make efforts to ensure your loved one is receiving uninterrupted care, when it’s needed. Of course, if you’re a carer you might simply need to take a break once in a while so you can go on holiday or relax a little. Helping Hands is ready to step in and make sure that your loved one is well looked after while you’re away.
Respite care is also ideal when you need a quick start or emergency cover that you can trust will leave all the old routines and habits undisturbed, until you’re ready to pick up again.
Our fully trained and experienced staff are dedicated to improving quality of life in everyday ways – we believe it’s the little things that make all the difference. Whether you need visiting care throughout the week or more intensive nurse-supported or live-in care, our elderly carers go out of their way to make your loved one feel comfortable, safe, and empowered to carry on with their lives.
With those who are managing limited mobility or health concerns, our carers will do what they can to maintain independence in the place your loved one feels happiest – at home. Compared to moving to a residential care home, we find that home care in London is much less disruptive and allows for genuine, caring connections to develop.
It can be a challenge to cope with a family member’s memory impairment, but choosing just the right support for someone living with a condition like Alzheimer’s needs to be done with care. Many of our Helping Hands staff have undergone additional training to allow them to best support those dealing with dementia, who can sometimes experience confusion and distress. Some days will be easier than others, but our dementia care team will be a reliable and consistent source of mental, emotional and physical support, as and when needed. With your loved one safe, supported and cared for, there’s one less thing for you to worry about.
At Helping Hands, we never offer impersonal care; we understand the power of the human touch, and that’s why we only work with directly employed carers and not agency staff. We always prioritize our customer’s needs, whether that’s for companionship, help with practical daily tasks, or more comprehensive nurse-supported care.
You might need an overnight carer, an emergency visit, or a few supportive and friendly faces for a few weeks while recovering from a hospital procedure. Whatever you need, we have the know-how and experience to support you when and when you need it. With personalized home care, all tasks and activities are completed in the way you’re most familiar with, so that life is as easy and comfortable as possible.
Not all home care in London is created equal, so we appreciate that you and your family might have some questions. We’re always on hand for a friendly chat, though, so please do get in touch and a care specialist will be happy to walk you through your options.