Our Wantage home care team are on hand to provide industry-leading support for people of all ages and conditions. With training, monitoring and regulation in line with the Care Quality Commission, our carers’ altruistic propensity is enhanced with professional development to provide an extensive range of support for all manner of people in the local district.
The care team in Wantage can provide support and assistance to you at home in Faringdon, Grove, Sparsholt, Stanford-in-the-Vale, Wantage and the surrounding areas.
Birthplace of King Alfred the Great, Wantage has the quintessential appeal of a typical English town. Full of historic buildings such as the Wessex Flour Mill, Victoria Cross Gallery and the Vale & Downland Museum, this charming spot in the west of Oxfordshire has a whole host of attractions to offer. Adding to its repertoire is a branch of Helping Hands, home to some of the care industry’s best carers.
Our Wantage team provide an exceptional home care service from hourly visits to full-time live-in care. Every package is tailored to each individual, giving you full control of a flexible arrangement that can change as your requirements do. Contact us today to discuss your needs and find out what we can do to enable you, or your loved one, to persist with an independent lifestyle in a manner that supports their wellbeing.
For over 30 years, we've been supporting people with care, nurse-supported care and companionship across England and Wales. As industry-leaders in home care, we know what it takes to provide the right level of care so that you can retain your independence in the comfort of your beloved home.
Over 160 branches across the UK means we're local to you
We are not an agency - we employ every carer directly
Get to know your carer before care starts
Family-run and experts in home care since 1989
Fully flexible care packages as your needs change
Flexible care provided in your own home with a fully qualified carer. Visits start from as little as 30 minutes up to several hourly or overnight calls throughout the week.
One-to-one support from a fully qualified care that lives with you. Full-time support so you can stay at home where you feel most comfortable.
Since 1989, we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the home care industry. From supporting the elderly or those with additional needs, to helping to care for those with dementia or acquired brain injuries, our care covers a breadth of different needs and health conditions. So, whether you need support with everyday tasks such as preparing food, tidying your front room or making the bed, or if you need assistance with personal care, catheters or stomas, or getting in and out of bed – we’ll create the right support plan to adhere to your care needs.
And it’s not just those over the age of 65 that we support with visiting care. We provide care for anyone over the age of 18 that requires extra help at home, someone to accompany them to appointments or even support with getting to work or university. Our ultimate aim for all of our customers is to help them be as independent as they wish – whether that’s being able to keep up to date with their social circles or just leaving the house to get some fresh air. And our carers will be with you every step of the way.
As a direct alternative to moving into a nursing home, live-in care offers one-to-one support in your home on your terms. With no set menus or set times of when you have wake up or go to bed, live-in care is completely tailored to you and your preferences. So, if you like to be woken up with a cup of tea or enjoy making your favourite meals that take you back to your youth, we’ll ensure your support plan reflects this.
Having a carer come and live with you in your home can be quite a daunting prospect. Our management team will work with you to find the right private carer for you in both experience in your care needs and someone that shares similar interests to you. Many of our live-in care customers often find that their carer becomes more like an extended member of the family, which just goes to show how important your carer can become to your daily routines and emotional wellbeing.
Also known as visiting care, domiciliary care offers flexible home care that’s adapted around your routines and requirements. Offering support with administering medication, personal care, household tasks, and mobility, we can help you remain independent in the place you know and love; your home.
And it’s not just the practical elements that we’ll take care of; our carers are also there to offer emotional support and to make sure your mental wellbeing is maintained. Whether your family lives in a different part of the country and you get lonely from time to time, or you just want someone to share a coffee and a slice of cake with, we’ll be right there with you.
There are a variety of different types of dementia – from Pick’s disease, Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia – but they all have one thing in common: they all cause damage to the brain that affects an individuals’ daily activities and functions. Regardless of how dementia affects you or your loved one, we ensure that all of our carers are specially trained in dementia so that they can provide the right support and assistance to you.
From visits to check in on your loved one to make sure they’re okay and have everything they need, to overnight or live-in care to provide more intensive care as their condition progresses – we always keep the individual at the centre of their support plan. That’s why our dementia care is considered amongst some of the best in the industry.
To read about the different types of dementia, please click here.
As we age, things that we used to be able to do, like reach for tins in the cupboard or go to the shops to collect groceries, can become a little tricky. You may have had a hip replacement that makes walking more difficult, or you might have developed arthritis that causes pain and discomfort in your joints. That’s where the carers from the Wantage team can step in. We can check in on you whenever you require, helping you with the housework, getting to the shops or even accompanying you to physiotherapy or doctor appointments. That way, both you and your family can rest assured that you’re not left without support in your senior years.
Here at Helping Hands, we understand that emergencies can crop up from time to time. If you receive care from a family member, spouse or friend but they have to leave at short notice, the Wantage team can step in and provide the reassurance and respite care that you need so that you’re not left without .
We’ll also be there for you if you decide to take a holiday or attend a celebration but need extra support to do so. Whether you’re travelling by car to a special event or flying to another country to get some well-earned vitamin D by the seaside, we’ll meet with you beforehand to discuss your care requirements to make sure that we have everything covered before we leave. That way, you can enjoy some time away and relaxation without worry about who will help with your care.
Our award-winning training programme is delivered to all of our carers that join us in Wantage. Covering modules such as manual handling, personal care, dementia and safeguarding, we ensure that they’re fully equipped to provide the high standard of care that is delivered to all of our customers across England and Wales. Not only do we train our new carers, but we provide regular refresher courses for all of our carers and office staff, so that our teams deliver the latest and safest practice when out providing support to our customers.
All personal care services are provided by our Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered office Helping Hands Newbury. This means that the care, training and management that we collectively deliver is monitored for its responsiveness, effectiveness and compliance. We are also a founding member of the United Kingdom of Home Care Association (UKHCA), who have a number of different member organisations that provide care in people’s homes. Belonging to the UKHCA shows our commitment to the highest standards of home care and wellbeing for our customers and their families.
Our Wantage branch is fully regulated and accredited by the CQC and CIW.
Every one of our carers is a dementia specialist
We are founding members of the UKHCA
Opening hours and address details
Helping Hands Wantage, 39A Market Place, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8AH Show on Map