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Report Warns That More Migration Will Add Further Pressure to Social Care Sector
Date created: 04/10/2016

A new report has claimed that continued migration will add unbearable pressure on an already struggling social care sector. The report warns that filling roles with foreign labour will further undercut existing wages and will undermine efforts to improve working conditions for carers... read more

Maintaining your Clients Dignity
Date created: 19/09/2016

Being a carer means that the person you are caring for can no longer take care of themselves. This degree of need will of course vary with each individual client, but basically you are there because they cannot do things for themselves any longer... read more

The importance of pets and your client
Date created: 16/06/2017

A staggering 5% of elderly people would consider committing suicide should their pet be taken from them when they were moved to a care home! In fact, 20% of elderly people would refuse to move into care homes, if it meant leaving a pet behind. This gives us some idea of just how important pets are in people’s lives. .. read more

Tips for Male Carers
Date created: 08/06/2017

When we think of carers, we normally assume that they are female. It may surprise you to know that 40% of the carer population is male! While men are generally thought of as hard and strong, there are some clients and families who may take advantage of this. .. read more

Depression and your client
Date created: 25/05/2017

Depression which goes un-diagnosed and un-treated can seriously affect the quality of life. A staggering 15% of older people experience depression at some point in later life. The rate is even higher in nursing and care homes where some 20% of all residents are depressed... read more

Dealing with family members who fight
Date created: 12/05/2017

Live in care work is a stressful occupation at the best of times. Sometimes it is made even more difficult by family members who argue. .. read more

When your client insists on driving
Date created: 28/04/2017

It is a huge loss of independence for someone to voluntarily give up driving their own car. Most of the clients that you will stay with will have been driving for fifty years or longer... read more

Being sensible in the summer
Date created: 19/04/2017

While most of think of summer as the time when we get outdoors and into the garden, the higher temperatures may pose some serious health threats to our clients. This is especially true if clients are elderly. .. read more

What to do when your client wanders
Date created: 13/04/2017

To find that your client has wandered away while you are out, is a very worrying thing. It is even more worrying when you know that your client has Dementia. When our client walks off – wandering- as it is called, we should understand that in the case of dementia, they are not aimlessly wandering. They are in fact doing something... read more

Making the most of your free time
Date created: 29/03/2017

As a carer, you should be entitled to free time every day. If this is not the case, then you may find yourself with time off on the weekend... read more