Carer Recruitment Day
Last month the Bunbury Care Agency held a very successful recruitment day in Bunbury Village Hall. It was very interesting to hear about the range of experiences of the carers who attended, and of the difficulties they sometimes have in caring for the elderly. The agency’s current carers exchanged ideas with the potential new carers and it was all very engaging.
They all agreed that it was essential to allow enough time when visiting someone in their home as it makes a huge difference to the client’s life. From the carers perspective, it means they can do the job which they have been trained for, without compromise, which they said is far more rewarding.
“We have had an increased demand for daily care locally and want to attract the very best carers in the industry. As a result we have increased the hourly rate to £12 per hour weekdays and £15 per hour at weekends but have reduced our fees to enable more people to benefit from our care services.”
I spoke to Belinda Birkett who has spent many years working as a carer with Bunbury Agency. Her daughter Amanda has recently joined the team. They said:
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“Every client is different and the agency fully briefs us not just about the care required about the client background and lifestyle. It’s not just about the quality of care we provide but also about developing a real relationship which each individual, enabling them to remain living at home. There are times when we have to provide palliative care which can be very distressing. You know they want to remain at home rather than be in a hospital or care home, so in that regard it makes what we do very worthwhile. Other days we may be visiting a person at home who just needs the companionship and a bit of help around the house. This is so important, as sometimes we might be the only face they get to see that day. It’s about making that person feel special so we like to spend a good amount of time with them, rather than just rushing in and out. Even though it can be tiring, it is always rewarding to see the difference our efforts make on a vulnerable persons daily life”.
Season’s Greetings from all at Bunbury Agency
2015 has been an interesting year with an increasing demand for local daily care. We have now established a great team of carers who worked very well together supporting our numerous daily clients. This continues to expand and we look forward to helping many more people in 2016. So, as the year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our existing carers for their hard work and commitment and wish them, along with our clients, a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.
If you would like to discuss the many options available for home care, please contact us on 01829 260280 to make an appointment.
Campaigning to help people remain living in their own homes
We are a home care agency based in Bunbury, Cheshire helping families predominantly across the North West and North Wales, although we are nation-wide.
Bunbury Care Agency is a member of the UKHCA (United Kingdom Home Care Association) and an associate member of SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers). SOLLA is the only association in the UK that can provide accredited financial consultants who can advise and assist people with the funding of elderly care.