Member Stories


Member stories

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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Linda's story as a Home Helper for Close to Hand link

Linda's story as a Home Helper for Close to Hand

Linda signed up as a Home Helper with Close to Hand as she had some free time since leaving her full time job and wanted to find flexible work where she could earn a small income. Hear what she has to say about her rewarding role

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Can I ask for your help? link

Can I ask for your help?

Our ambition is to ensure no older person sees off their final years lonely and uncared for. Read how other people share our ambition and are helping us achieve our goal.

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Home Helper Valerie's story link

Home Helper Valerie's story

How many of us can say they look forward to going to work? Since registering with Close to Hand to become a Home Helper, Valerie certainly does! Read how Close to Hand is helping people to stay independent in their own home.

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Meet Julia who signed up looking for local help link

Meet Julia who signed up looking for local help

Julia was one of our founding members and says that the support of a Home Helper has ‘been a blessing’

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Mum and Then Some link

Mum and Then Some

Meet Jane Edwards, one of our first Home Helpers to register. Jane joined Close to Hand as she was looking for flexible work with a purpose to fit in around her new role as a mummy.

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