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Emma Clark

You're Never Too Old To Learn New Skills

As I recently found out ...

Posted on: 27/03/2014   By: Emma Clark

I have found out today that you are never too old to learn new skills. I run the Leicester West Extra Help franchise and today I went to assist one of our new clients. She suffers very badly from arthritis in her hands ...

Meal preparation is just one of the services we offer at Extra Help Leicester West. We're happy to learn your recipes so you can have exactly what you want!

Meal preparation is just one of the services we offer at Extra Help Leicester West. We're happy to learn your recipes so you can have exactly what you want!

She finds it difficult to cook anymore due to not being able to hold a knife to chop vegetables. My client however loves to cook, so today I became her hands as she directed me to make a fresh curry from scratch.

With her direction, I learnt the best way to chop an onion and ginger for a curry, which spices to use and also how to keep tinned tomatoes fresh by freezing them in ice cube trays and then you can take out what you need, when you need it. I found out how simple it is to make a curry from scratch and the end result looked and smelt delicious!

"Together, we were able to create a fresh healthy meal that will last her for a couple of days and I learnt a new skill and recipe that I will be trying out at home!"

Meal preparation is just one of the services we offer at Extra Help Leicester West. We like to make a real difference to people’s lives. We can also help you with:

  • Domestic cleaning & ironing,

  • Assistance with shopping,

  • Assisting clients to and from doctors or hospital appointments,

  • Companionship, giving respite to carers or just popping in to check all is ok with a relative,

  • Escorting clients to their favourite social occasion such as bingo; lunch or hairdressers.

To find out more about Extra Help in West Leicester then please do contact me, Emma Clark, on 0845 219 8974 or click here to send an email and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Until next time



If you would like to find a rewarding new job where you get to make a difference to peoples' lives and get to learn something new, why not consider an Extra Help franchise? Call our head office on 0845 618 2904 and see if your area is available?

More about Emma Clark ...


I am 43 years old and I live in Leicester with my family - my husband, my 17 year old step son and Max, our beloved Labrador. I spent most of my career working for blue chip retailers in head office roles before taking the brave decision to run my own business. I started Extra Help 2 years ago and have not looked back since.

I thoroughly enjoy my work and have a great sense of pride and satisfaction in the work we do assisting and helping our clients to stay independent at home.


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