Close to Hand Blogs


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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Q&A with Silke Thistlewood of Nourish to Thrive link

Q&A with Silke Thistlewood of Nourish to Thrive

Q&A with Silke Thistlewood of Nourish to Thrive, who helps overwhelmed and time starved mums regain calm and capability through realistic self-care and stress management tools

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Q&A with local home helper and mum of two link

Q&A with local home helper and mum of two

Mum of two and Home Helper Emma shares her experiences of her work, how it fits in with her family life and how she feels the service benefits new mums who could do with a helping hand.

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Fresh to your door link

Fresh to your door

Planning, shopping and cooking fresh meals is a trial if you are too busy or unable to cook meals from scratch. The Food Spa can help with local delivery of freshly made meals.

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