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Help At Home

A service to help you manage daily living tasks at home and visit shops, friends, family or community activities. You explain to us what you need, when and how often

We can offer support with jobs around the home such as:

  • Polishing and dusting
  • Vacuuming and washing floors
  • Cleaning work surfaces and washing dishes
  • Changing bed linen
  • Laundry
  • Small amounts of shopping and running local errands
  • Making telephone calls on your behalf
  • Reading and helping with correspondence
  • Hobbies and activities at home

Accompanying you into the community:

We can also accompany you out into the community; to appointments, social activities, to do your shopping or on outings.

How does this service work?

This service is for anyone aged 25 or over who requires help in their own home, either on a long term, short term or one off basis.

Urban visits will be £16.00 per hour minimum call 1.5 hours per visit £24.00 in total.

Rural visits will be £18.00 per hour minimum call 2 hours £36.00 per visit in total.

Increments of half hours if required.

40p per mile will be charged if clients need shopping/appointments.

This service is tailored to meet your specific needs:

We will arrange to visit you to discuss your needs, you can decide on the amount of help you require (one hour per session minimum). Wherever possible we will arrange for the same worker to attend.

All of our workers are selected with great care. Everyone is personally interviewed with two references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) is taken up. Workers will wear uniforms and identification badges and are insured by Age UK West Cumbria.

Call our Helpline to arrange an appointment

Talk to us about your needs and we will create a plan that is tailored to you!

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