Live-in and visiting care in Pontefract
Once known as the Key to the North, Pontefract is now a thriving market town and home to the UK’s number one home care company, Helping Hands.
Caring for areas such as Featherstone, Darrington, Knottingley, Ackton, East Hardwick and the surrounding areas, Lawrencia and her team are here to support the Pontefract community.
Our team of expert carers have gone through award-winning training and are available from as little as 30-minutes per week, through to several overnight stays. From elderly care through to palliative care, our comprehensive training programme ensures all of our Pontefract carers are experienced and confident to deal with all aspects of care, giving you peace of mind.
Meet Lawrencia, our Branch Manager
Lawrencia’s lived in the region for over a decade and has held various roles within the health and social sector. She’s worked as a Support Worker, Care Manager, Service Manager and now a Branch Manager. After hearing about our family-run business, Lawrencia knew Helping Hands was the place for her.
Lawrencia says, “I chose Helping Hands because their values closely match mine; they constitute respect, patience and kindness.”
Lawrencia loves to learn new skills and expertise, hence her long list of qualifications, including her Level 5 in Health and Social Care and Level 7 in Strategic Leadership and Management – she’s really proud of the significant value she’s adding to her job.
Home care in Pontefract to suit you
Across the historic market town of Pontefract, Lawrencia and her team of carers provide personalised care plans to suit yours and your loved ones’ needs. You may have a love for the countryside, but struggle with mobility, or have a real interest in local history, but are worried about leaving the house alone – Lawrencia’s team can help you visit the places you love, whether it’s Pontefract Castle or the museum.
There’s no place like home, that’s why we’re proud to provide home care. Whether you need help peeling potatoes, washing the dishes, cleaning the oven, or more complex care needs, such as PEG feeding, our Pontefract carers are here to help you, no matter how advanced your needs are.
We understand care needs can arise for many reasons; you might’ve become fragile with age or you may have a degenerative condition such as Alzheimer’s. Nonetheless, our Pontefract carers are on hand to help with the following:
- Personal care – Support with dressing, showering, washing and toileting.
- Medication – Gentle reminders to take your medication or help with swallowing.
- Routine calls – Morning and evening calls, ensuring you’re safe and able to get in and out of bed.
- Mobility support – Help getting out and about or assistance with mobility aids.
- Companionship – A regular friendly face calling in for a cup of tea and a chat.
- Household duties – Cleaning, washing up and laundry.
- Health and nutrition – Preparing food and making nutritious meals.
Home visits start from just 30-minutes per week, through to several daily calls, all arranged to suit your and your family’s lifestyle and routine.
The extraordinary lengths that you and your fellow management staff/carers went to to make their final days as comfortable as possible, and to ensure that I had ample support at a difficult time, is something that I will never forget. Many thanks to all of you for your wonderful care and support.
David, relative of a customer
Live-in care across Pontefract
A live-in carer is a great way to preserve your independence and does exactly what it says on the tin. One of our compassionate and dedicated carers will live with you in your home, whilst providing high-quality support. Each of our carers have plenty of hands-on experience covering various conditions, from epilepsy to cerebral palsy.
We understand it’s an unnerving experience to bring someone new in to your family home, that’s why we’ll carefully handpick a carer that suits not only your needs, but your personality, interests and hobbies too. Our Pontefract team also includes live-in managers and clinical nurses who will be available every step of the way, ensuring all aspects of care are at the very highest quality.
As well as offering advanced care at home such as catheters and PEG feeding, our carers can also help with:
- Recovering in comfortable surroundings after a hospital discharge
- Getting out and about in the Pontefract community
- Remaining at home with a partner or loved one
- Keeping your beloved pets at home with you
- Receiving specialist care in your home to suit your requirements
Round-the-clock care is the perfect option for those requiring an “on-call” service, providing support at all times.
Domiciliary care in Pontefract
Led by you, your loved one and your family, domiciliary care is a great way to preserve your independence. Receiving care in the comfort of your own home, which can be altered to suit your condition, if required, allows you and your family peace of mind throughout the process.
Nipping to the local chippy, a quick trip to the shops or even a catch-up with a friend in the local tea room are all things you may have done alone previously, but can’t now. But that’s no excuse not to go; our expert carers can assist you with all your needs, allowing you freedom and independence.
Making a positive and significant difference to the sometimes very challenging lives of people, is frankly what this job is all about. Knowing that I’ve fully achieved that is hugely rewarding.
Richard, a Helping Hands carer
Specialist dementia care in Pontefract
We’re proud to announce that we’re one of the UK’s leading dementia care specialists, providing our carers and customers with extensive knowledge, support and expertise. We understand living with dementia is difficult for both you and your family, but you can count on us to help you every step of the way, no matter how advanced your condition is.
Maintaining regular routines is important, especially with the added challenges that come with memory loss, confusion and mobility issues. Lawrencia and her team will meet you and your family to discuss your requirements and get to know you – that way we can handpick a carer to suit your needs.Request a callback Email us
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
Sometimes all you need is a gentle reminder to take your medication, or a helping hand peeling carrots at dinner time. If this sounds like you, elderly care is an ideal option.
With elderly care, your support can be interchangeable, meaning we can increase or reduce the regularity and intensity, on your terms. From a few calls per week to several overnight stays, our Pontefract team can take the weight off both yours and your family’s shoulders.
Respite care for short-term breaks
If your usual caregiver needs time to recharge or has a family emergency of their own, respite care is a great way to keep disruption to a minimum. Our Pontefract team are available to visit from just 30-minutes per week, or they can provide round-the-clock care and live with you temporarily.
Lawrencia and her team of carers will do their best to replicate your existing care plan, making the process much smoother. They’re available to work for the following reasons.
- Hospital discharge – If you need care after a spell in hospital to get you back on your feet.
- Emergencies – When your regular carer is unable to be there, perhaps due to a family emergency.
- Short breaks – Allows time for your carer to convalesce whilst you are still cared for.
- One-off occasions – When there are special events that you want to attend that requires some assistance – perhaps a wedding or milestone birthday celebration.
Fully-trained cares in Pontefract
Lawrencia and our Pontefract team really do make a difference to the local community. Although they’re often known as caregivers or support workers, we believe they become more like friends to our customers.
When joining Helping Hands, each of our carers go through an extensive, award-winning training programme, covering modules such as health & safety, manual handling, medication assistance, equality & diversity and mobility support. And, if that’s not enough, our caregivers receive regular ongoing training, ensuring they are constantly up to date with practices and knowledge.
Throughout the recruitment process, we make sure all our applicants go through thorough background checks via the DBS, allowing us to make safe and reliable recruitment decisions. With over 30 years’ experience, we’re confident we have the ability to select a carer that matches your needs and interests.
As the only home care provider in the UK to be endorsed by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence and founding members of the United Kingdom Home Care Associate, we’re proud to offer our services to the Pontefract community. We’re also regularly inspected by the CQC, meaning our service is reliable, responsive and effective.
Find out more about care in Pontefract
If you’d like to discuss your options with Lawrencia and her team, please don’t hesitate to contact her. Our phone lines are open seven days a week.
Or if you’d like to meet Lawrencia in person, she’ll be happy to talk through your options at a time and place which suits you best – whether that’s in the Valley Gardens, The Tea Shop or your lounge.
You’re also more than welcome to call into our branch on Wood Street, Wakefield.