For over 30 years, we’ve been caring for people in their own homes and supporting them to live the life they want to lead. Whether that’s being able to get out in their local community and visit friends, or getting washed and dressed to start the day, we take the lead from our customers to create care around them.
Helping Hands provide expert, personalised live in care in Manchester to the people that require it, enabling others to continue living at home while receiving professional care.
CQC accredited home care from Helping Hands gives you the freedom and choice of doing what you want to do when you want to do it, whilst also being able to alter your care calls and length of visits to suit you. So, if you need to increase the care you receive because you need extra help with cleaning the house as well as supporting you with personal care, we can do just that.
Helping Hands home care includes any and everything that you need to stay in the comfort of your own home and remain as independent as possible. This may begin with someone collecting your shopping and prescriptions, helping out with the housework, and watering the plants in your garden, to the more personal elements of care such as washing, dressing, and support with continence.
As well as assisting you with the practicalities, our live in care in Manchester team will be there to support you emotionally and spiritually too. Care is so much more than completing tasks; it’s about taking time to get to know you and doing the activities that improve your wellbeing, such as taking a trip to a local café together, creating crafts at your kitchen table, or having a chat over a cup of tea.
There may be a number of reasons that you require care at home. You may need regular elderly care support throughout the week, or you may require dementia care to help you live well with your conditon. It could also be that your loved one needs to call on respite support while they take a break from caring for you. You may even have just been discharged from hospital and need help whilst you recover. Whatever the cause, we’ll be there when you need us most.
Some people only require care for short periods of time, which is where our local Manchester home care team can pop in and see you from just 30 minutes per week. They can help with anything from preparing meals, vacuuming, or changing the beds, to helping you with medication and getting in and around your home.
They can even provide overnight care if you require extra support with getting in and out of bed, or need help with specific medicine. This type of care may be particularly useful for someone living with dementia, who may become quite confused and disorientated if they wake in the middle of the night. Having night care can relieve the anxieties felt by you and your loved ones, knowing that someone will be there for you should you need them.
Should you need periods of round-the-clock care when your regular care giver is unable to provide support, respite care is ideal for filling in for your carer while they take a break for a week or so, allowing you both to recharge your batteries. Intermittent long-term visits mean that you can still stay in the comfort of your own home without having to move into residential care, while your regular carer takes some time for themselves. Your routines and preferences will be maintained, and you may even make a new friend in the form of your respite carer from the Manchester team.
Sometimes care needs arise without any notice – whether your loved one that normally cares for you has to tend to an urgent matter or if you have had an accident or illness that requires you to have care swiftly put into place. Emergency care can be arranged by the Manchester team often within the same day of you making your initial enquiry, so you get the support you require in your time of need.
Leanne and the team of carers are proud to represent Helping Hands in Manchester. We hold all of our carers in the highest regard, as they really are changing the lives of the elderly and vulnerable up and down the country who require help at home.
As well as selecting our carers for their compassion and dedication to helping others, we ensure that they have full background checks, including an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and character references.
We have a mixture of people that join us as Helping Hands carers – some have worked in the care industry for their entire career, whereas others may have a decided to change their vocation after supporting a loved one or wanting to give something back to their local community. Regardless of experience, we ensure that our new recruits complete a thorough assessment process, including theoretical and practical learning by our in-house teams. We also offer our carers regular refresher training sessions via our Centre of Excellence – the only home care provider to be accredited with this accolade.