Tips and Guides


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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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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10 ways you can be part of Close to Hand’s #onemorecard campaign link

10 ways you can be part of Close to Hand’s #onemorecard campaign

This Christmas we have launched our #onemorecard campaign. In this blog we share a few simple ways that you can join us in raising spirits. See the difference a small act of kindness can make to somebody's day.

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Introducing Home Helper ratings and reviews  link

Introducing Home Helper ratings and reviews

First and foremost, Close to Hand is a community and as such we want to encourage people to share information and communicate with each other. That’s why we’ve enabled registered members to leave recommendations and reviews of Home Helpers.

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