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CORONAVIRUS: AN UPDATE FROM OUR FOUNDER link

CORONAVIRUS: AN UPDATE FROM OUR FOUNDER

Free subscription to home help services. Our service will operate for free until the end of May 2020 to any people looking for help or companionship.

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Home help is for anyone who needs an extra pair of hands link

Home help is for anyone who needs an extra pair of hands

Emma provides home help in her local area of East Sussex. She tells us how she is able to work around her family commitments and provide a helping hand to those who need it.

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Local rewarding work link

Local rewarding work

We spoke to Home Helper Denise who registered with Close to Hand to find local rewarding work where she could choose the hours.

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Flexible, paid work with a purpose link

Flexible, paid work with a purpose

Hear from newly retired Linda on how she found local work helping others in her local Kent community.

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Are you an older first-time mother?  link

Are you an older first-time mother?

Being an older first-time mum does come with its challenges, but you don’t have to struggle. It’s OK to ask for help and there are options available to support you.

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Does your Will need a New Year health check?  link

Does your Will need a New Year health check?

The start of a new year is an excellent time to take stock and put your affairs in order. One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to make a will and ensure it is regularly reviewed.

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New Parents and Wills link

New Parents and Wills

Warners Solicitors, Tonbridge, write for us about the importance of making a Will when you become a new parent.

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Q&A with Tunbridge Wells Home Helper, Clare.  link

Q&A with Tunbridge Wells Home Helper, Clare.

We recently met up with Tunbridge Wells resident and Home Helper, Clare, to find out about her experience of joining the Close to Hand community and working for local people.

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We’re living longer – shouldn't we be celebrating? link

We’re living longer – shouldn't we be celebrating?

According to ONS statistics, we are living longer, with the number of over 85s set to double in the next 25 years. To turn this into a positive news story we must find ways to allow people to age well and have access to the help & support they need.

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