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An appreciation post for those working in the care industry

We really want to dedicate this post to all of those who work in care, healthcare and childcare. There are so many demanding job roles, which do not particularly pay well, especially considering the many years of training and experience these talented individuals have in their locker. They do not take on these jobs because …

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s is a difficult task, both emotionally and physically. Here are some simple steps you may want to take on board when you’re caring for a friend or relative with this unfortunate disease. Acceptance As a caregiver, the first step is acceptance. You must accept that the disease has no …

What’s Carer’s Allowance?

Did you know that you could get £62.10 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week? You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. It may not sound like a lot of money, but if you’re earning less than £110 a week after …

Care Equipment – Things you Need in Disabled Residence

There are a lot of things which are very difficult to accomplish when you are disabled, whether that is by old age or some other means. Sometimes people in this situation need part-time or even full-time care workers to help them to live as independently as possible, but not always. Thanks to a number of …

Understanding Supported Living

‘Supported living’ essentially means separate personal care or support, so it’s support that doesn’t occur in a care home. Many elderly people like the comfort of their own home, and today you can get personal care arranged separately, and this could include ‘meals on wheels’, security, home adaptations, mobility equipment and an emergency call centre. …