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Live-in care and visiting home care in Torquay

As a quintessential seaside resort town, Torquay offers everything from sandy beaches and family attractions to Victorian architecture and prehistoric caves. As the birthplace of the famous crime novelist Agatha Christie, there’s lots to see and do around the Torquay community. But family days out on the seaside or popping out to the shops can be difficult if you’re in need of extra support. That’s why we have a team of dedicated Helping Hands carers available in Torquay to support you with living independently both at home and out in the community.

Committed to providing person-centred care, Branch Manager Karen and her team are here to support individuals across Ellacombe, Berry Head, Cockington Village, East Allington, Galmpton, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Shaldon, Totnes, Yalberton and the surrounding areas.

Meet Karen, our Branch Manager

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“Hello, I’m Karen. I am the Branch Manager for Torquay where I ensure that each of our customers receive a high standard of service and that our carers feel empowered and informed to fulfil their role.

“My career in care started when I was 16 years old and volunteered at a local residential home where I would play Scrabble with a gentleman who was living with progressive multiple sclerosis. From that point forwards, I knew that I wanted to continue my career in the care industry, and I wanted to make a positive difference to people’s lives.”

Visiting home care tailored to you in Torquay

For over 30 years, we’ve been committed to providing individually-tailored, high-quality home care to thousands of individuals across England and Wales; enabling them to feel safe, supported and independent in the comfort of their own homes. Our aim is to ensure that you have the support you need to live your life entirely on your terms – whether that’s going for a walk along the seafront or a cup of tea at Paignton Pier. We’re here to ensure that you can continue to do the things you love to do – just with a little help along the way.

With visits starting from 30 minutes per week all the way up to regular calls throughout the day and night for more complex conditions, Karen and her team will get to know you and your needs and preferences so that we can create a bespoke care plan that centres entirely around you.

Everyone has their own individual ways of living – regardless of their condition. With bespoke visiting care from our Torquay team, there is no one-size-fits-all. We’ll take all of your needs and routines into account and work closely with you to ensure that you have everything you need to live each day exactly how you want to.

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You can’t imagine Helping Hands, how happy I am that I found you, I think you saved my life that morning you came to see me.  I’m shouting your praises from the rooftops

Marjorie, a Torquay Helping Hands customer April 2018

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Unintrusive live-in care for round-the-clock support

If you’re in need of more intensive support but moving into a residential or nursing home isn’t the best option for you, live-in care from Karen and her team is an ideal alternative to ensure that you have the same level of full-time care but without compromising on the home that you know and love. With round-the-clock support and a detailed care plan that centres around you, a live-in carer from our Torquay team will live with you in your home and follow your schedule so that you can continue with your day-to-day life with minimal disruption.

Here at Helping Hands, we believe that providing high-quality care is more than just practical support; it’s about spending each day with someone that you genuinely connect with. That’s why Karen and her team will work with you to find a carer that shares your hobbies and interests, so that you can continue to do the things you love to do – along with someone to enjoy it with you. So if you to spend your afternoon playing a round of golf, your carer will give you the exact level of support you need to do so.

Read more on what is live in care here.

Domiciliary care to support your independence

Helping Hands was founded by Mary Lee in 1989 in order to enable those who needed a little extra help to feel safe and supported in their own home. And we’re incredibly proud that, thirty years later, we are still providing the same level of high-quality care to thousands of individuals across the nation. Big enough to support your every need yet still small enough to care, we are committed to finding the perfect care solution that enables you to continue to live your life entirely on your terms – with a helping hand along the way.

We understand how important it is for you to have full control over your care, which is why domiciliary care from Karen and her team allows you to have freedom over the frequency and intensity of the support you receive. We’ll work with you to ensure that you have the domiciliary care that you want, when you want it. After all, there really is no place like home.

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If anyone has any doubts about Helping Hands and Live-In Care … don’t! My mind has been at rest throughout. Read more…

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Specialist dementia care from our team of experts

As a leading dementia care specialist, we understand the uncertainties and anxieties that follow a dementia diagnosis – for both you and your loved ones. Whether it’s Pick’s disease, Alzheimer’s or dementia with Lewy bodies, our experienced and compassionate carers are here to alleviate your worries and gently guide you through each step of your journey with dementia.

What’s more, we’re not only here to provide the practical support that is needed when living with dementia, but we’re here to be a source of emotional support and comfort for you and your family too. Whether you’re living in the early stages of dementia and you just need a gentle reminder to take your medication, or your symptoms are progressing and your family need guidance on how to manage in a difficult situation – we’ll put a package of care in place that caters for all your needs and is completely unique to you.

Elderly care to keep you feeling young

Independence is at the heart of what we do, and we believe that you should always be enabled to live the life you want to live – regardless of your age or limitations. With elderly care from Karen and her team, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that you have the support you need to feel safe and independent at home. Whether you need someone to pop in and help you with your household chores or you’d like to accompany your children and grandchildren out to Torquay Harbour but you’d like some extra support whilst you’re out and about – our flexible elderly care packages give you the extra help you need to continue living the life you love.

Respite care for as long as you need it

You may be recently discharged from hospital and don’t feel comfortable being home without support just yet, or perhaps you’re looking to go down to Berry Head for the day but you’d like someone to be with to make you feel a little more secure. Whatever it is you need, Karen and her team offer bespoke respite care packages that give you the support you need, for as long as you need it.

Designed to provide expert care but without upsetting your regular routine, we’ll work closely with you to establish your needs and requirements so that we can put a package of care in place that caters to all your needs. And if your care needs have changed at the last minute, we can work quickly to provide a seamless transition between carers with minimal disruption to your quality of care – often within 24 hours of your initial enquiry.

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Friendly, expert carers to support you in Torquay

We’re incredibly proud to be one of the leading home care providers in the UK, offering support to thousands of families across England and Wales. But without the compassion and commitment of our wonderful carers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. They go above and beyond for our customers every day, and it is their dedication and natural ability to care that has kept us at the forefront of the home care industry for over 30 years.

Whether they are training at our bespoke training facility in Warwickshire or within one of our many branches across the UK, all of our carers complete comprehensive training courses that cover a variety of modules such as moving and handling, safeguarding, dementia care and first aid. And as well as following a fine-tuned recruitment process inclusive of background checks and references, they also complete regular refresher training courses throughout their employment to ensure that their skills are always at the best that they can be.

We’re proud to be the first and only home care provider to be endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which ensures that we are always providing a safe, effective and responsive service to each and every one of our customers.

Areas across Torquay that we cover:

EllacombeBishopsteigntonBerry Head
Churston FerrersCockington VillageEast Allington
MarldonNewton AbbotPaignton
ShaldonStoke GabrielStoke Flemming

Find out more about care in Torquay

If you’d like to find out more about the personalised home care packages that Karen and her team can offer, please call us. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.

Or if you’d rather meet face-to-face, we’ll be happy to meet you at a place that’s most convenient for you – whether that’s at out branch on Union Street, at a café along the seafront or in your front room.

Opening Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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Do you feel a passion to care for others? Are you looking for a flexible career supporting people on a one-to-one basis so they can live independently at home?

You can earn from £9.75 per hour as a Care Assistant in Totnes and surrounding areas with the family-run Helping Hands Home Care. We have many exciting opportunities available in and around , Totnes, Newton Abbot and more.

With a number of hours and working patterns available, this is perfect for people who are looking for either a weekend or week day job, need a part-time role to fit around family responsibilities or want a full-time career. By committing to regular hours each week you are sure to have continuity and flexibility in your day-to-day life.

No experience is necessary as we provide full training. However, you will need to have a valid driving licence and access to your own car. If you feel a calling to care for others and have the right to work in the UK, we’d love to hear from you!

Ring us on 01803 225766 for a chat, or pop into the office for a cuppa and a chat or apply on Facebook!

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Congratulations to our carer of the month for December, the lovely Jonathan.

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Well done Jonathan well deserved:) hope all you helping huns are all okay. Miss being part of this fabulous team x

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A warm Welcome to our new Care Training Practitioner Karin.
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A warm Welcome to our new Care Training Practitioner Karin.
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Congratulations Karin x

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It was nice meeting you today welcome to our great team x

Welcome, enjoy x

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Ah congratulations Karin Dyke, so pleased for you. Good luck, you will smash it x

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Welcome to our team Karin x

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