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Helping Old Friends

The directors of Helping Old Friends have over 25 years of experience in Health and Social care and recognise that there is a need for a service that provides, more than anything, companionship to people who, for whatever reason find themselves living alone and isolated.

"The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but I am lonely and likely to stay lonely” - Charlotte Bronte

Sometimes you need to have a person just to talk to, someone to replace that lightbulb, someone to help navigate around the internet to fill in a form, mow the lawn or find a handy man to do the job that has been left undone for ages. That is where Helping Old Friends comes in….

Helping Old Friends can set up regular visits to suit your requirements with well-matched companions who will listen, help do the odd jobs or just be there for you. Through their advanced scheduling software, they can ensure that you will get the visit when and where you want them with a Companion best suited to your character.

Having a caring companion by the side of your family loved one can make all the difference to the family as well as to the person themselves.

The aim is to change people’s lives for the better.

Helping Old Friends can provide a multitude of services that include:

  • Light housework
  • Putting home deliveries away
  • Shopping calls
  • Preparing & cooking meals
  • Assistance in attending doctor’s or hospital appointments.
  • Hairdresser appointments
  • Social calls
  • Assistance in the writing of memoirs
  • Gardening and home maintenance
  • Accompanying to social events
  • Or just somebody to have a chat and a cup of tea with

Keeping a look out

Helping Old Friends have recognised that sometimes our families are not able to always be with us but need the peace of mind to know that we are being looked after. They can provide the necessary equipment to monitor various aspects within the house, which is IoT (Internet of Things) enabled, to provide a personised dashboard of measurements that will flag up out-of-the-ordinary events, thus providing early intervention capabilities before things go wrong.

All their staff will have an enhanced police check and relevant training annually. The staff will be fully vaccinated and have the available PPE as required following Government guidelines.

Helping Old Friends will come and discuss what you are looking for and match the right person for you.

Companion Opportunities

Helping Old Friends are looking for caring and compassionate people with a wealth of life experiences and skills to join them in providing in home services for their customers.

Helping Old Friends say it is less about age and more about finding the right people who are mature, compassionate with a caring nature who can relate to the ageing process. People who may be semi-retired or retired and looking for a rewarding way to help others while still earning a wage or just looking for a change of career. Car driver essential.

If you would like to know more about Helping Old Friends please give Katrina a ring for a chat for more details. No experience necessary but lots of heart required.


Helping Old Friends pride themselves in delivering a caring, compassionate service where they will ensure continuity of providing the same companion to nurture and build a working relationship.

Please do not hesitate in giving Katrina a call on 01793 550 895 for a friendly chat, or email Katrinasimms@helpingoldfriends.co.uk

Helping Old Friends Swindon

Suite 4A Lucena House
Shaw Village Centre

W: helpingoldfriends.co.uk/

T: 01793 550895

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