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Earn money with flexible, meaningful work that can make a difference in your local community link

Earn money with flexible, meaningful work that can make a difference in your local community

Let Close to Hand help you find local, flexible work with a purpose. Earn money working the hours you set to fit around your commitments.

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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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Overcome writer’s block and start your profile today  link

Overcome writer’s block and start your profile today

It can sometimes be difficult to write about yourself and hard to know where to start, so we contacted a few Home Helpers who’ve recently completed their profiles and they’ve kindly offered to share theirs with you.

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Icebreaker tips for making conversation link

Icebreaker tips for making conversation

Tips on how to start a meaningful conversation and avoid those awkward moments of silence. We help with how to begin and how to keep the conversation flowing.

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Home Helpers explained link

Home Helpers explained

Home Helpers are here to make people's life easier and happier; to champion independence at home. They’ll do exactly what their name says: help people at home with daily living.

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Staying safe online link

Staying safe online

Your safety is extremely important to us. We have put together a few tips on how to keep yourself and your personal data safe whilst online:

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What makes a good profile picture link

What makes a good profile picture

Don’t underestimate the importance of a good profile picture; people looking for a Home Helper may never get beyond it to read your story if they judge you to be unapproachable from your chosen image.

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10 Tips for a Successful First Client Meeting link

10 Tips for a Successful First Client Meeting

How to prepare for your first meeting with a prospective client

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Rates of Pay link

Rates of Pay

Here is some help and information on recommended rates of pay for helpers on the Close to Hand system

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