Live-in care and visiting home care in Southport
Situated just a short distance out of Liverpool’s bustling city centre, Southport offers 22 miles of beautiful English coastline overlooking the Irish Sea. Perhaps more importantly, it is also home to one of the UK’s leading homecare providers – Helping Hands.
Covering areas such as Formby, Little Altcar, Great Altcar, Haskayne, Ormskirk, Burscough, Holmeswood, Banks and Shirdley Hill, our local Helping Hands team provide individually tailored, high-quality home care packages that are built entirely around you. As experts in person-centred care, compassion and empathy are at the heart of our service, so we will work with you to find out the exact support that you need to fit in to your existing routines.
Whether you’re living with a progressive condition, recovering from a life-changing injury, or you just need a little companionship, our Southport team are here to help.
Meet Karen Chicken, our Branch Manager - Southport
“Hello, I’m Karen. As the Branch Manager for Southport, I’m responsible for the management of our hourly visiting service and ensuring that our customers receive the best possible service from us. It’s so important to us that the expectations of our customers are exceeded and that our carers are supported enough in order to do just that.
“At Helping Hands, we only recruit the best individuals that have the natural ability to care and are willing to go the extra mile, and I am so proud to work alongside such wonderful people and support them in whichever way they need to be the best they can possibly be.”
Home care visits in Southport to suit you
For the last 30 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing a compassionate and seamless support service to families across the UK, ensuring that they are enabled to remain safe and independent in the comfort of their own home.
You may need intensive overnight care, or perhaps you’re just not as confident in walking to your local shop for your morning paper anymore; our Southport team are here to provide the support that you need, when you need it.
With each of our carers completing a comprehensive training programme with regular refresher courses, Karen and her team have the knowledge and experience to provide you with the help that you need, covering areas such as medication administration, meal preparation and housekeeping as well as more complex support for dementia, cerebral palsy and mental health conditions.
We understand that, regardless of their condition, everybody has their own individual ways of living their life – that’s what makes us so unique. Our Southport team will work with you and your family to ensure that you maintain full control over your care, so that you can live your life entirely on your terms.
From clinical support to helping you put your washing on the line, we can help with any of the following care needs:
- Medication – Gentle reminders to take and administer prescribed medicines
- Personal care – Washing, dressing and continence care
- Moving and handling – Changing positions to prevent bed sores and support in getting in and out of bed
- Household duties – Laundry, cleaning and meal preparation
- General support – Help to open & answer post, attending medical appointments and buying groceries
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
Live-in care to support you in Southport
We understand that it can be daunting to invite someone new to live in your home with you, but Karen and her team are here to offer the guidance and support that is needed to alleviate any worries that you may have.
Whether you’re living on your own, as a couple or with your beloved pet, live-in care provides you with unintrusive round-the-clock support to ensure that you can remain safe and independent in your home.
Here at Helping Hands, it is incredibly important to us that you are comfortable and able to build a relationship with your carer, which is why we carefully select each carer to match your personality and preferences, meaning that you receive so much more than care; we’ll give you friendship. Whether you enjoy a walk through the Botanic Gardens or shopping in Liverpool’s busy city centre, we’ll find the right carer for you.
Live-in care enables you to remain in the comfort of your own surroundings, yet still in control of your day-to-day life, just with a little help along the way. With no visiting restrictions and no set mealtimes or menus, our live-in care team will provide you with a personalised care package so that you can continue to live the life that you love.
Domiciliary care in Southport
We understand how important it is for anyone in need of a little extra help to retain their independence as much as possible, which is why our Southport team will work with you to tailor-make the perfect care package for you to maintain your usual routine with minimal disruption.
Also known as visiting care, domiciliary care gives you the freedom to choose the frequency and intensity of your care. With regular home visits from 30 minutes through to several hours a day or overnight support, Karen and her team can support you with any number of everyday tasks including personal care, housekeeping and clinical care, such as catheter & stoma management.
Specialised dementia care in Southport
With 30 years’ industry experience under our belt, we’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading dementia specialists, and we understand that the time following a dementia diagnosis can be extremely unsettling for you and your surrounding family. But with each of our carers completing specialist dementia training, our Southport team are here to provide comfort and support to you and your loved ones.
We understand the importance of familiarity when you or your loved one are living with dementia, which is why our Southport team are here to enable you to remain comfortable and secure in your own home, while also providing guidance to your family on how you can continue to communicate and enjoy your time together.
Elderly care to support your independence
Aging is inevitable, and as we grow older our day-to-day tasks may seem more difficult than they used to – but this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your independence to accommodate that.
You may just need a little help in getting dressed and ready for the day, or perhaps you want a little company for your afternoon walk along the seafront. For some, you may be living with a progressive condition that requires more intensive support to help you throughout the day. Nonetheless, Karen and her team will work with you to provide a tailored care package that enables you to remain independent at home with no compromise to your safety.
Respite care for your short-term needs
There’s no telling when any one of us may need a little extra support, and sometimes the need arises at such short notice that it seems impossible to be able to find an alternative in time. But Karen and her team can provide respite care packages to give you the support you need, sometimes with as little as 24-hours’ notice.
Whether your regular carer is taking a break, you’re due to be discharged from hospital and would like some extra support in getting back on your feet, or you want to take a short break away but don’t feel confident going alone; our Southport team will ensure a seamless transition between your carers so that there’s no disruption to your usual routine.
The need for respite care can arise for any reason and our team are here to help with any of the following instances:
- Hospital discharge – If you need short-term care after time in hospital to rebuild your independence
- Emergencies – When your regular carer needs to tend to an emergency
- Short breaks – Giving your carer some time to rest and recuperate without any detriment to your ongoing care
- One-off occasions – When you want to join your family to enjoy a special event, such as a wedding or birthday celebration
Fully-trained carers in Southport
We’re proud to be one of the leading care providers in the UK, offering families across the country the opportunity to remain happy and independent in the comfort of their own homes; but none of this would be possible without the work of our dedicated carers. The qualities it takes to become a carer cannot always be taught, and it is the kindness, compassion and empathy of our carers that keeps Helping Hands at the forefront of the care industry.
Each of our carers receive award-winning training in areas including manual handling, health & safety, safeguarding and equality & diversity, and each complete regular refresher courses to ensure that their knowledge and expertise are at the best it can be.
Before joining the team, our carers all receive full background checks including Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings and are each carefully selected by a fine-tuned recruitment process.
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
Areas around Southport that we cover:
|Formby||Little Altcar||Great Altcar|
Find out more about care in Southport
If you’d like to find out more about the care options that Karen and her team can provide for you, please get in touch with us on 01704 741 525, where we’re available to take your call seven days a week. If you’d rather meet face-to-face, you’re welcome to visit us at our branch on Eastbank Street, or we can meet for a coffee at a local café or in your front room.