Help on your doorstep
An online community connecting you to local Home Helpers
It's having someone local to pop in for a chat and to help with everyday tasks, such as shopping, making a sandwich, collecting a prescription and helping with housework.
Close to Hand offers you the choice and flexibility of arranging help and companionship when you require it and at the same time enables local people to find flexible work with a purpose.Join us today
"Close to Hand offers a different approach to care – it's more about the little things in life and often it's those little things that can make a big difference to someone's day"
Hannah, Home Helper.
"I really enjoy working for Julia. The time goes too quickly really; we chat and tell each other stories about our families. I help her with her shopping or a few jobs in the house and we spend a bit of time weeding her very pretty garden. I'm never bored in her company and giving time to Julia is the same as giving time to a good friend."
Hannah, East Sussex
"Finding Hannah has been a blessing; she pops in twice a week to help me with the food shopping and to provide an extra pair of hands in the garden. I look forward to her visits and our chats. We've become great friends."
Julia, East Sussex
Check references, meet face-to-face, find a match
All contact happens through the Close to Hand site until you're ready to exchange information directly. As you’re probably local to each other, you may find you share mutual friends without knowing it.