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Home help is for anyone who needs an extra pair of hands link

Home help is for anyone who needs an extra pair of hands

Emma provides home help in her local area of East Sussex. She tells us how she is able to work around her family commitments and provide a helping hand to those who need it.

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Local rewarding work link

Local rewarding work

We spoke to Home Helper Denise who registered with Close to Hand to find local rewarding work where she could choose the hours.

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Flexible, paid work with a purpose link

Flexible, paid work with a purpose

Hear from newly retired Linda on how she found local work helping others in her local Kent community.

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Q&A with Tunbridge Wells Home Helper, Clare.  link

Q&A with Tunbridge Wells Home Helper, Clare.

We recently met up with Tunbridge Wells resident and Home Helper, Clare, to find out about her experience of joining the Close to Hand community and working for local people.

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Help at home following treatment for cancer  link

Help at home following treatment for cancer

Q&A with Stephanie Harrison, Breast Cancer Care Community Fundraiser, about her journey to recovery following her breast cancer diagnosis. Hear of the challenges she faced and of the importance of asking for help to aid recovery.

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Q&A with local home helper and mum of two link

Q&A with local home helper and mum of two

Mum of two and Home Helper Emma shares her experiences of her work, how it fits in with her family life and how she feels the service benefits new mums who could do with a helping hand.

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Home help following a fall or surgery link

Home help following a fall or surgery

Hear from one of our Home Helpers on her own experience of looking for ad hoc help around the house after a skiing accident left her unable to carry out day-to-day tasks.

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Linda's story as a Home Helper for Close to Hand link

Linda's story as a Home Helper for Close to Hand

Linda signed up as a Home Helper with Close to Hand as she had some free time since leaving her full time job and wanted to find flexible work where she could earn a small income. Hear what she has to say about her rewarding role

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Can I ask for your help? link

Can I ask for your help?

Our ambition is to ensure no older person sees off their final years lonely and uncared for. Read how other people share our ambition and are helping us achieve our goal.

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