Musings from the Close to Hand team
America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs Them Most
Could the same happen in the UK?
Find out how Close to Hand is working to combat this mounting social care issue and is finding new ways to meet the increasing need for support and care as we age.
Old age companionship – why having friends as you age matters
The harsh reality is that as people grow older their social circle shrinks as they lose friends and loved ones, but their need to have meaningful interactions with people doesn’t diminish. Find out how you can fill the gap and find companionship.
Redefining the working day – truly flexible work
The traditional working schedule doesn't conform to most people's lives, or their workflows. In our experience flexibility and choice works for both parties, so let’s redefine the working day.
Stepping in before an ageing parent needs advanced care
Having a Home Helper for Grandma has been a breakthrough for our family and we believe that it’s improved Grandma’s quality of life
The Sandwich Generation: caught between caring for their children and supporting ageing parents
Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation?
If you're caught between caring for your children and supporting your ageing parents then the answer is yes. Don't worry you're not alone.
Time to quit your job and find a new one with a sense of purpose?
It’s that time of year when many of us evaluate our lives, set goals for the year ahead and vow to find balance in our busy schedules. For some this means leaving the job that makes them unhappy in search of something new and fulfilling.
Shh mum’s the word: don’t tell everybody but there is a way to bring up a family and have a fulfilling job