Let’s face it, accepting help in later life isn’t something most people look forward to, as we fear losing our independence. However, receiving a helping hand before you reach crisis point, after a fall for example, will almost always extend your time living independently in your own home. Knowing that there is somebody on your doorstep to offer support will also help put your family’s minds at ease when they can’t be there.
Don’t fall into the trap of waiting until you’re struggling before seeking support at home, as help is available in the Crowborough area.
If you’re the main carer for your spouse, then you’ll appreciate that caring for a loved one can be a full-time job. For your own wellbeing it is important to take regular breaks to recharge your batteries and preserve your own quality of life.
Close to Hand is an online service that connects you with Home Helpers in the Crowborough area, local people who can pop in and sit with your husband or wife, freeing you up to have time just for you. Never underestimate the social benefits of having help with everyday tasks and somebody there to share the small stuff with over a cup of tea.
Many of us will face having an operation at some point from knee and hip replacements to cataract and heart surgery. If you or an elderly friend or relative has an upcoming surgical procedure, that could affect mobility and your plan is to recover at home, then preparing in advance is recommended. This is where having a Home Helper can make all the difference, so you can focus on getting back on your feet.
Having a familiar friendly face popping in on a regular basis can raise your spirits and give added health benefits by keeping you engaged and active in your local Crowborough community.
Close to Hand is an online community that enables you to build a network of local Crowborough contacts who can support you or your loved one. It is not a care agency and Home Helpers listed on the website are self-employed people who can help with tasks such as light housework, going on errands, preparing lunch, supporting you on trips out of the house and providing companionship etc.
Close to Hand offers flexibility and choice; it may be that you want regular help on set days each week or an extra pair of hands now and again.
It’s easy to view Home Helpers listed in your area by typing ‘Crowborough’ into the search box at the top of this page. Then to see their full profiles you will need to register with the site and tell us your requirements. Registration can be completed in the time it takes to boil your kettle, enabling you to post a job on the Close to Hand website detailing exactly what you’re looking for.
Perhaps the most important aspect of selecting the right Home Help for you is finding a personality match and shared interests; be sure to include your hobbies and what you love doing most in life, in your job post. All initial contact with a Home Helper takes place through our secure online messaging system and then when you are ready you can exchange contact details.
Connecting with a Crowborough Home Helper can provide a valuable link to your community and enable your continued enjoyment in the things in life most important to you.
Here’s what one member in Crowborough had to say after using the site to find a Home Helper...
“I am the main carer for my wife who is suffering with dementia. Having a Home Helper to come for a few hours each day to sit with my wife while I get out of the house and have a break has been transformative. I would never have found our helper without Close to Hand and yet she only lives five minutes away and has been a great source of support and comfort for both of us.”