The Helping Hand Company

The Helping Hand Co

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Based in Herefordshire, England, The Helping Hand Company is the worlds' single largest manufacturer of Reaching Aids and Litterpickers. The company has been manufacturing these since 1965. Following a change of ownership in 1988, we have further developed our range of aids for daily living and pressure care products.

Symmetrikit and The Helping Hand Company: In 1998, Symmetrikit became part of the Helping Hand Company, bringing expertise in design & manufacturing of specialist seating for the most dependent clients. Since then, Symmetrikit have worked to develop the practice of 24 hour Postural management, introducing the Symmetrisleep concept in 1999.

In 1998 we also introduced our own range of mobile and overhead hoists, which are now marketed through our Symmetrikit team.

Currently 150 strong, the Helping Hand Company manufacture in both Ledbury (Herefordshire) and Tamworth (Staffordshire) and sell our products to 22 different countries.

Our Brands and Trade marks include The Helping Hand, The Litterpicker, Lowzone, Symmetrikit, Symmetrisleep, Swan, Pen and Cricket. We are pleased to represent H.Meyland-Smith of Aalborg, Denmark in promoting the Meywalk & Miniwalk in the UK.

Our UK customers are primarily Therapy & Care teams working in the Social Service, Health Authority as well the private and charitable sectors.

Our joint venture partners in the Netherlands, Innocare also specialise in the Symmetrikit range of chairs and sleep systems.

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