Dementia Awareness Week May 2016

Dementia Awareness Week 2015

Dementia Awareness Week – Support for Dementia sufferers

We seem to hear about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease more and more frequently. A sobering thought is that figures tend to show an increase in the levels of people in our communities who are suffering from this debilitating condition. But as we become more aware of the issues involved, we are no doubt becoming much better at dealing with the problems it presents and supporting those who require care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

The medical profession continues to innovate with new ideas for treatment and cures; our governments are recognising the burden on the health services and will hopefully offer greater funding for future assistance. Our care providers and charities are offering higher than ever quality care services to ensure sufferers can enjoy greater independence and a better quality of life.

The Alzheimer’s Society reports the amount of people in the UK suffering from dementia continues to rise. It is estimated that in 2015 there will be 850,000 sufferers with the numbers likely to rise to 1 million by 2025.

Dementia Awareness Week 2015

Dementia Awareness Week is an important date on the calendar where resources are aimed at raising awareness and understanding of dementia, enhancing support and care services and fund-raising for the cause. This year in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Dementia Awareness Week will take place between 17th and the 23rd May.

The core goal of the campaign is to encourage sufferers and carers to open up and talk about the illness along with any associated fears and worries.

Support for Dementia sufferers in Worthing

There were more than 550 awareness and fund raising events across the UK in 2014. Worthing certainly played a great part with volunteers and supporters providing stalls, social evenings and information sessions to boost the campaign.

Want some tips on spotting the signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s early on or just need details on local support?

Try this handy online resource:

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200137

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What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

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Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

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What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.