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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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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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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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