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CORONAVIRUS: AN UPDATE FROM OUR FOUNDER link

CORONAVIRUS: AN UPDATE FROM OUR FOUNDER

Free subscription to home help services. Our service will operate for free until the end of May 2020 to any people looking for help or companionship.

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Are you an older first-time mother?  link

Are you an older first-time mother?

Being an older first-time mum does come with its challenges, but you don’t have to struggle. It’s OK to ask for help and there are options available to support you.

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Does your Will need a New Year health check?  link

Does your Will need a New Year health check?

The start of a new year is an excellent time to take stock and put your affairs in order. One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to make a will and ensure it is regularly reviewed.

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New Parents and Wills link

New Parents and Wills

Warners Solicitors, Tonbridge, write for us about the importance of making a Will when you become a new parent.

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We’re living longer – shouldn't we be celebrating? link

We’re living longer – shouldn't we be celebrating?

According to ONS statistics, we are living longer, with the number of over 85s set to double in the next 25 years. To turn this into a positive news story we must find ways to allow people to age well and have access to the help & support they need.

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We are Small Business Sunday winners link

We are Small Business Sunday winners

It is great to have support from Theo Paphitis; he has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following. We also feel this is the beginning of Close to Hand gaining some national recognition so that we can expand

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Social Care is in Crisis – Are you planning ahead for your care needs? link

Social Care is in Crisis – Are you planning ahead for your care needs?

It’s widely acknowledged that the social care system in the UK has reached breaking point, read how we think planning for your care in advance and asking for help can give you greater control over your independence and your finances.

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Q&A with Silke Thistlewood of Nourish to Thrive link

Q&A with Silke Thistlewood of Nourish to Thrive

Q&A with Silke Thistlewood of Nourish to Thrive, who helps overwhelmed and time starved mums regain calm and capability through realistic self-care and stress management tools

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Close to Hand is expanding  link

Close to Hand is expanding

Close to Hand is going from strength to strength. The online community, originally launched to connect older people with local home helpers, is naturally evolving to provide help to people at every stage of their life as and when they need it.

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