Helping Hands provide professional and bespoke home care services to those across Widnes and the wider South Liverpool area. With their friendly and compassionate touch, our care team can offer support that is tailored to your needs, enabling you to live independently in your beloved home. And because we’re regualted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), you can rest assured that our service is closely monitored for its safety and efficacy, as well as the training of our carers.
Perhaps you’re a rugby league fan but struggle to get to St Helens stadium to watch the match, or you may enjoy strolls along the River Mersey but don’t feel able to do this alone. That’s where our Widnes care team can step in because care is so much more than just the practicalities; we’ll be there to support you with your hobbies and general wellbeing, too.
Home care from our Widnes team can either be in the form or short regular calls via our visiting care service, or a full-time arrangement for more complex health needs with live-in care. Both options don’t just enable you to stay in the familiar surroundings of your own home, but allow you choice and independence, giving you complete autonomy with your own package of care.
"Hi, I’m Sharon and I am the Branch Manager at Helping Hands in Widnes. For a number of years I have thought about care work as I wanted to be able to play a part in making a difference to people's lives but until seeing the job role advertised by Helping Hands I never made the leap, as my comfort zone has always been working in the NHS.
"From very first impressions at Helping Hands you can see that the company aim to deliver outstanding care to their customers and they really value their carers, this is shown with the training package provided and monthly recognition rewards."
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 100 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.
Visiting care is designed to be flexible and adaptable to you and your requirements – whether you’re in your twenties living with cerebral palsy and need help to get to and from work, or if you’re in your eighties and need daily assistance with getting dressed and walking your dog. We won’t prescribe care to you or take over and do everything; we’ll do things at your pace and in a way that’s meaningful to you, so that you get the very best out of your care support.
Our team in Widnes are able to support you from as little as 30 minutes per week up to several hours during one call, so that you feel safe and secure at home with assistance to suit you. This may be in the form of a daily 30-minute call to check in on you and make you your lunch, ensuring you’re not feeling lonely or blue. Or this may be an hour’s call three times a day to assist you with getting out of bed, washing and mobilising safely around your home. Whatever your requirements are, we can provide the friendly and professional care that Helping Hands are known for throughout the country.
Live-in care is a direct alternative to moving into a care or nursing home, where you can still stay surrounded by the familiarity of the smells and possessions in your home, as well as living with a partner or pet. Not only does it mean that you can stay at home, live-in care also enables you to receive one-to-one care from a specially trained carer who is there to support you with any clinical health needs, symptom management, housework and to ultimately be a companion for you.
Receiving care from the same dedicated carer means that you don’t have to keep getting used to different staff and shift changes; you can relax in their company, knowing that they have all of your support needs taken care of and in a way that you like them done. So, if you have a particular time that you like to get up in the morning or go to bed at night, you won’t have set bed hours like you may do in a nursing home. You can choose as and when you want to do things, so that everything is to your liking and preference.
Also known as home care, the traditional term of domiciliary care describes short, regular visits to support you at home with activities of daily living, such as keeping on top of domestic duties, personal care, shopping and preparing meals. This type of care is great for those who are perhaps resistant to having someone they don’t know come to their home or who are, and have been, fiercely independent their entire lives, but need a little extra helping hand here and there now that they’ve reached their senior years. Our Widnes team will take everything at your pace, allowing you to call the shots of your care, rather than taking over and doing everything for you.
It’s not easing receiving a dementia diagnosis for yourself or a loved one. It may be something that has come out of the blue, or perhaps it’s something you realised could be the case but didn’t want to admit to yourself and others. Regardless of the type of dementia you or a family member has or which stage you’re at, the Widnes Helping Hands team are specially trained to deliver bespoke dementia care that caters to all of your current and changing needs.
We understand how distressing dementia can be not just for the individual but for their family, too. That’s why we involve the loved ones of someone with dementia as much as we can when providing care, but always putting the individual first in their care plan, ensuring their choices and preferences are maintained throughout.
There are lots of great things about getting older; being able to retire, relax and fill your days with what you want to do, as well as seeing grandchildren and family. But for some, there comes additional health concerns that may mean you need a little extra support at home. This could be assistance with things you’re not as able to do physically, such as changing the beds, taking the bins out or a steady hand to shave or put on makeup. Elderly care from the Widnes team means that we can assist you with all of those things and so much more, so that you can live a happy and fulfilled life nearby to loved ones and in your own home.
Respite care can be delivered to someone for a whole host of different reasons; perhaps you’re a full-time carer for a loved one and you need to take a break to rest and recharge your batteries? You may need additional support to go away on holiday but without having to rely on a family member to provide your care whilst you’re away. Or you may have just been discharged from hospital and require urgent support to help you convalesce safely at home. Whatever your temporary care requirements are, our Widnes team can help. What’s more, if you need emergency care and are not sure where to turn, we can be with you usually within 24 hours of your initial enquiry, giving you the extra reassurance that you’re in safe hands.
All of our carers at Helping Hands, including our Widnes team, are carefully trained by our in-house instructors – either at the Widnes branch itself or at one of our regional assessment centres. Our training programme follows the guidelines set by the CQC and covers modules such as personal care, manual handling, safeguarding, first aid and medication. We also hold regular refresher sessions for all of our carers regardless of previous experience or time with the company. That way, we can be confident that we are delivering the latest and safest practices in home care.
Every one of our carers is a dementia specialist
We are founding members of the UKHCA
Opening hours and address details
Unit 17, Lea Green Business Park, Eurolink, St Helens, Mersyside, WA9 4TR Show on Map