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Is time to care about care?  link

Is time to care about care?

As publicly funded social care support is shrinking, is it time to start thinking about how you will fund potential future care costs?

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Earn money with flexible, meaningful work that can make a difference in your local community link

Earn money with flexible, meaningful work that can make a difference in your local community

Let Close to Hand help you find local, flexible work with a purpose. Earn money working the hours you set to fit around your commitments.

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We are Small Business Sunday winners link

We are Small Business Sunday winners

It is great to have support from Theo Paphitis; he has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following. We also feel this is the beginning of Close to Hand gaining some national recognition so that we can expand

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Choosing attorneys for your lasting power of attorney link

Choosing attorneys for your lasting power of attorney

Gail Hall of Warners Solicitors in Tonbridge outlines some of the things to think about when you decide who to trust with your lasting power of attorney.

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Help at home following treatment for cancer  link

Help at home following treatment for cancer

Q&A with Stephanie Harrison, Breast Cancer Care Community Fundraiser, about her journey to recovery following her breast cancer diagnosis. Hear of the challenges she faced and of the importance of asking for help to aid recovery.

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Top tips for preparing for future care fees  link

Top tips for preparing for future care fees

Independent Financial Adviser, Neil Whitaker of Goodman IFA, reveals his top three tips for preparing for your future care fees.

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Social Care is in Crisis – Are you planning ahead for your care needs? link

Social Care is in Crisis – Are you planning ahead for your care needs?

It’s widely acknowledged that the social care system in the UK has reached breaking point, read how we think planning for your care in advance and asking for help can give you greater control over your independence and your finances.

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Close to Hand introduces SMS alerts to Home Helpers link

Close to Hand introduces SMS alerts to Home Helpers

We have now opened up the way job holders can access our service and connect with local Home Helpers. Members who are looking for some home help now have the option to message local helpers by email and SMS without the need to first post a job advert

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Living with chronic illness and remaining independent at home link

Living with chronic illness and remaining independent at home

Almost all of us will seek the help of others at some point in our life for support with everyday tasks – after having a baby, recovering from surgery or as we slow down with age. Dipping energy levels, loss of mobility and feelings of loneliness are

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