Close to Hand Blogs


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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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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