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Nov 19

Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day is marked on Thursday 21st November. The brief is simple, to ensure that carers are aware of their rights, let them know where to get help and support, and to raise awareness of their needs. It is also an opportunity to give unpaid carers a platform to help them use their collective …

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Nov 19

What Gift Can I Buy My Elderly Relative This Christmas?

It’s that time of year again when we start frantically thinking of what to buy for our loved ones. Buying gifts for children is easy as they are always excitedly received, and we often know what our partners would like, or we can see what they need. Older relatives are not so easy to buy …

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Oct 19

Caring for someone with dementia

Dementia is a complex syndrome that is not fully understood and caring for someone with dementia, whether you are a family member, or a professional carer, is not an easy task. In this guide to caring for someone with dementia, we take you through a number of frequently asked questions, which, we hope, will help …

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Oct 19

Dignity in Care

At Helpd we understand the importance of treating our clients with the care and respect they deserve. We make sure through our rigorous vetting process that carers not only understand the importance of dignity in care, but that it is at the forefront of their minds when they are in your home looking after you …

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Jul 19

Home Care VS Care Home Campaign

As the population of the UK ages, how to care for this growing segment is becoming an important topic. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the gross value of informal adult care in 2016 was £59.5 billion. Caring for your ageing parents, spouse, relative or friend, can be satisfying, but it can be hard and …

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Jun 19

The Benefits of Being a Self-Employed Carer

What image springs to mind when you hear the word ‘carer’? For some people, it’s a nurse in a clinical uniform. For others, it’s a person wearing a shirt with an agency logo on it. This is completely at odds with how a carer might wish to be seen. In many cases, it’s not what …

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Jun 19

Guide to Creating a Care Plan

  Introducing a carer into the life of a loved one is an important process. For the relationship between all parties to be successful, decisions will need to be made on both an emotional and practical level and shouldn’t be rushed. In this guide, we offer some care plan examples as well as points to …

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May 19

Dementia Action Week

If someone asked you what you were like as a teenager, or if you know how babies are made, what would you say to them? To mark Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society has created a wonderful video which you can watch below. In the video, children ask people living with dementia precisely these questions, …

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May 19

Mental Health for Life

Did you know the Mental Health Foundation has been running for 70 years now? Or that World Mental Health Day was founded in 1992? With Mental Health Awareness Week having recently taken place, now feels like a good time to reflect on a conversation that we should be having every day. It’s also time that …

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Mar 19

10 Questions to Ask when Interviewing a Carer

When selecting a carer for you, or your loved one, it’s important to make sure that you’re well prepared for the interview process. First impressions most certainly count but an initial feeling of positivity shouldn’t distract you from asking all of the right questions. Here’s our top 10 questions to get you started: 1. What …