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Update 14th October 2018 – At the moment, we are currently unable to accept new referrals as we are undertaking a review of the service.

Help at Home

What is Help at Home?

Help at Home is a well-respected and valuable competitive domestic service that has been established in Brighton for 20 years. We have now expanded and cover from Saltdean through to Southwick, reaching out to almost all areas in and around the city of Brighton & Hove. The Help at Home service is key in providing continual support and peace of mind for extended family living miles away and is a link to the outside world.

Who is it for?

The service is for anyone aged 65 and over.

What does the service offer?

We aim to provide a safe and personalised service to clients aged 65+, offering practical support with daily household tasks and garden maintenance. Our home helps carry out domestic chores, such as cleaning, laundry and shopping. Clients are to provide cleaning equipment and materials. Garden maintenance is available on request. No garden refuse removed. (Tools and equipment to be provided by client).

Help at Home does not provide:

  • Personal care

  • a deep cleaning service

  • meal preparation

Who are your Home Helps?

Our home helps are self-employed local people who have been vetted and hold a Disclosure Barring Service certificate (police check).

How much does it cost?

The subscription fee to Age UK Brighton and Hove is £30 every three months (reduction for Standing Order payment)
Recommended rate for domestic help is £8.50 per hour.
Recommended rate for garden maintenance is £10.50 per hour
Recommended rate for shopping is £10.50 per hour
(Based on a minimum of two hours weekly or fortnightly) 

How do I access the service?

You can contact Debbie Jordan or Val Young for more information or to request a registration form. Home visits are available by appointment.
Telephone: 01273 765275

Or you can write to us at:
Age UK Brighton & Hove, 29-31 Prestonville Road, Brighton, BN1 3TJ
Our office hours are between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday
Help at Home operates an answer phone service outside of these hours.