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Help at Home Service

The aim of the Help at Home service is to put a caring individual into your home to provide practical support, such as cooking, cleaning and gardening on a regular or one-off basis. The type of help needed is completely led by you. Some might need a regular gardener, or someone to do the housework once a week. Others might need help with a one-off job that would just never get done otherwise, such as painting the bedroom or garden fence. Other jobs that the service could support you with are:

  • Sibling support/helping with homework
  • Shopping, including collecting prescriptions
  • Cleaning, including vacuuming, dusting, washing and ironing
  • Clearing out rooms and helping move house
  • Looking after pets, including dog walking.
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What families say:

Having a family volunteer to help keep on top of the housework frees up some of our time, which we can use to make precious memories.
 - Sam, Euan's mum.

EACH Help at Home is a huge help for our family, especially me. For any mother of three life is a juggle, but when one of your children is medically complex, there are many more demands on your time.
 - Karen, Cara's mum.


If you are interested in using the service please get in touch with Volunteer Manager Hugh Fenton-Anwyll:

hugh.fenton-anwyll@each.org.uk , 01473 271334


Read more about the Help at Home Service in our special 'Focus on...' article...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH