/Carers

What are The Most Common Routes into a Caring Career

Care work can be a very rewarding career. While it is sometimes challenging, it is popular because no two days are the same, and you also know that you’re doing something worthwhile and having a positive impact on people's lives. If you are thinking about pursuing a career as a care worker yourself, there are [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:08+00:00May 18th, 2017|

Common Concerns for an Elderly Relative

What are the Common Concerns for Those Caring for an Elderly Relative? The UK population is ageing. According to the Office of National Statistics, the number of people aged 75 and over has risen by 89% since 1974. Health services are under a huge amount of strain and many families are now the primary carer [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:08+00:00May 10th, 2017|

Brexit: The looming threat to social care

Brexit is the biggest issue on the agenda as election fever starts to take hold, and with good reason. The policy decisions that are made over the coming months and years will have a dramatic effect on people’s daily lives. Yet with the focus on trade deals and tactical voting, the continuing crisis in social [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:08+00:00April 28th, 2017|

Care workers: Britain’s unsung heroes

Having worked overtime until the early hours of the morning, driving from house to house on snow-covered roads, Jessica Gentry, a care worker from Bury, decided to share her experience on Facebook in an open letter to the Prime Minister. Within the letter she talks about the man with a suspected stroke and who she [...]

2018-11-14T12:04:38+00:00January 19th, 2017|

Social Care: A New Year but the Same Old Story

The New Year can often be a cause for optimism and a fresh start, unfortunately, the crisis in social care shows no signs of relenting. On New Year’s Day, the Daily Telegraph published a new investigation which revealed that huge numbers of expats living in popular resorts on the Spanish coast are being lured back [...]

2018-11-14T12:04:38+00:00January 9th, 2017|

The inconvenient truth about social care

Years of inadequate funding for social care were inevitably going to have consequences. A combination of reduced funding and higher staff costs, following the ‘living wage’ increase have put profitability under severe strain across the care sector. As a result, care providers are beginning to hand back contracts, with 57% of local authorities experiencing this within the [...]

2018-11-14T12:04:38+00:00December 14th, 2016|

Are you a carer?

There are more informal carers across the UK than you think; Are you a carer? Today there are approximately 7 million unpaid, or ‘informal carers’ in the UK looking after sick, disabled or older people – more than 1 in 10.  These are everyday people who take on the unpaid responsibility of caring for a [...]

2018-11-14T12:05:02+00:00July 11th, 2016|

Meet The Team: Darren Housden

Meet our dedicated Business Development Manager Darren Housden in an in-depth interview covering love, life and of course home care services in Sussex. 1)   How long have you been with Comfort Keepers? I started with Comfort Keepers on July 1st 2012 and I joined from Allied Healthcare where I was a Regional Business Development Manager for [...]

2018-11-14T12:05:03+00:00May 21st, 2016|

Managing the new normal

On April the first this year, the National Minimum Wage that employers are obliged to pay staff increased to £7.20 an hour for those aged 25 and over. As a result of this policy, millions of low paid workers have seen their salaries increase by 50 pence an hour, which will make a significant difference [...]

2018-11-14T12:05:03+00:00May 18th, 2016|

Nurse or carer: which job is for me? | Prestige Nursing + Care

Want to get into healthcare but unsure where your future lies? Find everything you need to know about nursing and care careers at Prestige Nursing and Care.           Careers in the social care sector are both varied and rewarding. However, for those interested in health and social care careers, making sense of all the different options can [...]

2018-11-14T12:05:10+00:00April 28th, 2016|