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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

Dealing with bed sores
Date created: 24/03/2017

Bed sores are also sometimes called pressure sores. They are often found on people who have little or no mobility. .. read more

Keeping your client hydrated
Date created: 20/03/2017

Even in the UK where it is often colder than it is hot, there is a possibility that your client may suffer from dehydration... read more

Physical Exercise and Dementia
Date created: 15/02/2017

It is a well-known fact that exercise or body movement is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Especially in elderly people, it is very important that they stay active... read more

Carers' Health and Wellbeing
Date created: 14/02/2017

In a recent survey it was shown that live in carers are twice as likely to become ill than other people... read more

Working With Couples
Date created: 06/02/2017

Most of the time as a live in carer, you will be working with one person, but sometimes you will find that you get to work for a couple. it may be that one of the couple needs more attention, while the other just needs minimal care. It is quite normal for this to be a situation where there is only one carer. Only if the work load gets too great, will it increase to two carers... read more

Unusual Types of Abuse
Date created: 06/02/2017

People with disabilities, as well as the elderly are just some people who can be abused. Sometimes this abuse takes place in their own homes, by people they know. It is not always possible to spot the signs of abuse as, more often than not, people do not look for them. We assume that our parent is being taken care of in their own place... read more

What to do When Your Client Passes Away
Date created: 23/01/2017

The longer you are a carer, the more likely it will be that you will be with a client who passes away while you are with them. While in a lot of instances, it will be a blessing – especially if your client was in a lot of pain – it will also be a very stressful time for you and family members... read more

Protecting your Client's Brain - and yours!
Date created: 18/01/2017

As a carer, you will often find that your client with Dementia repeats the same word or phrase over, and over again. While this does not do any harm to your client, it is one thing that will – over a period of time – drive you dippy! Let’s be honest here, no one likes to answer the same question again, and again!.. read more