Close to Hand Blogs


Loneliness in new mothers link

Loneliness in new mothers

Feeling lonely and isolated might be the last thing you’d expect to feel as a new mum. Accepting some help and companionship can have a positive impact on your mental and physical wellbeing.

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Equity Release link

Equity Release

Each year thousands of people use part of the equity in their home to help their financial situation. Read information to explain a bit more about Equity Release and who it can benefit.

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Help at home following the arrival of a newborn link

Help at home following the arrival of a newborn

Are you balancing the needs of a newborn with running a household and could do with an extra pair of hands? Here’s how Close to Hand can help.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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