March 2, 2020 Latest News

Pam Smith has been recruited as the manager for our West branch, based in Hexham, Northumberland. She will oversee day to day operations at Helping Hands Community Care, drive quality assurance and manage a growing care team. Pam, from Consett, brings with her a wealth of experience having worked in residential care for more than […]


December 16, 2019 Latest News

Our recently established Specialist Care Services branch has secured a ‘Good’ rating in its first inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Only established in Cramlington 12 months ago, the CQC awarded the new branch ‘Good’ ratings across all five areas to be measured – from safety to effectiveness and responsiveness. Inspectors also praised the […]


November 28, 2019 Latest News

We are delighted to have formally introduced long-service awards here at Helping Hands. These gestures are a small way of recognising the years of dedication and hard work contributed by our care staff, branch workers and management. Management decided it was time to acknowledge staff who, year after year, in the face of many challenges, […]


October 16, 2019 Latest News

Helping Hands has produced a new, annual Quality Improvement Plan. This document shows some of the key improvements everyone has made across the organisation during the last year and highlights our plans for the next 12 months. You can find the Plan and further details on this website in the DOWNLOADS section. The management is […]


December 7, 2018 Latest News

We’re delighted to acknowledge that Helping Hands Community Care has reached a new milestone – our 30th anniversary. We’re proud to have been supporting vulnerable people and those with specialist care needs for 30 years. This makes Helping Hands one of the longest established, and largest independent homecare providers in Northumberland and wider area. A […]


November 7, 2018 Latest News

Government must stop dithering over social care and accelerate plans to introduce a properly funded mechanism for the embattled sector, according to David Harrison, MD of Helping Hands Community Care. He has echoed the views of England’s social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which earlier this year stated the social care sector (including […]


July 15, 2018 Latest News

Helping Hands Community Care has expanded its senior management team to lead and manage the delivery of its specialist care services. We recently appointed Sharon King as the new head of specialist care services, alongside Sandra Vitty, who has been appointed as branch manager. The newly-appointed team, operating from our Cramlington branch office, will oversee […]


May 15, 2018 Latest News

Helping Hands Community Care, the leading independent home care provider in Northumberland, is expanding its service – effective Monday May 14 2018 – following the withdrawal of Tynedale Care Ltd in the county. All services provided by Tynedale Care, along with their team of 28 carers and five office staff, have been transferred across to […]


May 9, 2018 Latest News

Well-known charity volunteer and Northumberland care worker Mary Robinson, MBE, recently stepped down from her role and retired, after almost 25 years of service. Mary worked with us at Helping Hands Community Care for over two decades, providing care to hundreds of people across West Northumberland. During that time, we believe she made around 50,000 […]

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