Close to Hand Blogs


Close to Hand is expanding  link

Close to Hand is expanding

Close to Hand is going from strength to strength. The online community, originally launched to connect older people with local home helpers, is naturally evolving to provide help to people at every stage of their life as and when they need it.

Read More

Home help following a fall or surgery link

Home help following a fall or surgery

Hear from one of our Home Helpers on her own experience of looking for ad hoc help around the house after a skiing accident left her unable to carry out day-to-day tasks.

Read More

What is home help and who is it for? link

What is home help and who is it for?

Home help is for anyone who needs an extra pair of hands at home to assist with practical tasks or to provide companionship. Close to Hand recognises that there are many reasons people look for help at home at certain times throughout their lives.

Read More

Our #onemorecard Christmas Campaign Reaches Thousands of Lonely Older People link

Our #onemorecard Christmas Campaign Reaches Thousands of Lonely Older People

The thousands of cards you’ve sent so far represent many small acts of kindness, each chipping away at loneliness this festive season.

Combatting loneliness isn’t just for Christmas, but it’s a great place to start, don’t you think?

Read More

7 reasons NOT to scrap the Christmas card tradition this year link

7 reasons NOT to scrap the Christmas card tradition this year

Don’t ditch the Christmas cards. For many people nothing quite matches the feeling of receiving a personalised Christmas card that can be displayed proudly in their home. Do you need any more reasons to send #onemorecard?

Read More

Take a bite out of loneliness and share a meal with an older person in your community link

Take a bite out of loneliness and share a meal with an older person in your community

Whilst most of us are worrying about what the festive season will do to our waistlines many of our older community members sit at home alone eating very little.

Read More

1 2