A special date for this week. 1st February is Dignity Action Day. I shall be posting each of the ' 10 Dignity Do's' over the next 10 days. Wishing all fellow Dignity Champions well with the various activities you may have organised through out the UK over the next coming days/weeks. (...and don't forget the … Continue reading DIGNITY ACTION DAY – Are you ready?
'Be generous with your words...they will inspire others to be the best they can be.' - Catherine Pulsifer. We all have days when we are full of 'positive thoughts' and a whole load of Mary Poppins "spit , spot"! The days when there is no stopping you, its all going to plan and you are … Continue reading THANK YOU…two words of generosity.
I love this so much and seems quite apt , not only for encouraging and identifying those you assist but also to your co workers. By all means look at how things may have been done in the past. Look at the situation you are in now and if a new way has to be … Continue reading Compliment people…
This is just for you... I have gathered a view oppportunities for you to have a look at. Varied, but I know you all already have the skill, dedication and warm hearts to do any of these. They are all listed on the job dashboard . A recap of what has been included...just to get … Continue reading Calling all Weymouth & Portland Care Support Workers.
Todays available vacancies can now be seen on the job board. Weymouth Poole Kentish Town Wakefield If You are a Care Worker who is available you can submit your details and experience on our job board, here. If you are looking for your own carer you can submit your requirements and who you are … Continue reading JOB VACANCIES…
On a personal note , I am a great believer in person centred care. Over recent years seeing the reablement approach being put in place within the community , it certainly allows time for the person requiring guidance, regaining confidence and understanding their own abilities, a 'reasonable chance' of managing their own situation the … Continue reading PAM ~Patient Activation Measure in the NHS
Just a quickie ~ Todays vacancies include, A Support worker required in Worcester. A Support worker/care assistant required in the Midlands. An NVQ Assessor (Health & Social Care) required for the South West Happy applying
Spring and....brrrrrr!!! A bit on the chilly side today, but thankfully the sun is shining. Another exciting month ahead and one of my aims is 'not to slip on the anti slip bathmat and not to trip over the anti slip bathmat'!!! ( I am on the look out for alternatives so , any ideas … Continue reading Hello April x
A quick reminder, yes it is this weekend they go forward. Don't forget to check if you are out on visits this evening. Thank you to those working over the Easter weekend. They weather is , well, yuk! so, a double thank you. xx
CQC inspectors publish reports on 114 adult social care services in the North of England In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 114 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections … Continue reading CQC inspection reports on 114 adult social care services in the North of England
A dementia detective..? I've been at it again...this is the module I chose to work through this week. Took about 30mins including the self assessment I filled in at the end ( just for my own record of understanding!) Again it certainly has been a refresher. It can be so easy to fall into a … Continue reading A ‘dementia detective’..?
Dementia~ A little refresher..... This week , I have took it upon myself to look at which e-learning resources are available within dementia so that, I continue to learn and understand. A personal duty of care towards best practice. Support and promote just how important it is to continue training in our own time, as … Continue reading Dementia ~ A refresher for myself …for you.
New resources to support core skills of social care workers Great news over the weekend from Skills for care. They have launched new resources to support the core skills of social care workers . Heres what they have to say.... Core skills include English, number, digital and employability skills such as problem solving and time … Continue reading New resources to support core skills of social care workers -Skills for Care
How to arrange my own care and support. Information on where to begin when you decide to arrange your own care and support can now be found on its own page here. You will find direct links to Skills for care for each section you require information for. One more important thing...you can now apply … Continue reading How to arrange my own care and support.
Well, how lovely it is to come across a beautiful, kind smile staring right back at you on the screen. "At 90-years-old, Norma eschews assisted living after her husband suddenly dies and she is diagnosed with cancer. Instead, she is traveling in a motor home." I have come across the ongoing journey … Continue reading Driving Miss Norma…a beautiful lady.
Explore CQC’s new interactive map to see how care homes are performing where you live I really do welcome this new resource from CQC. not only can you find out about services and care homes when having to make such a delicate decision in the time of a loved one, it also comes … Continue reading CQC’s new interactive map to see how care homes are performing where you live
Wonderful news from Skills For Care, this week, if you employ your own carer or support. Applications for funding to cover the cost of care related training for both yourself and your assistant , has now been extended to 31 March 2016. For more information on how to apply and what you need to do … Continue reading Deadline extended for those who employ for their own care & support.
Here are the latest CQC inspections for the past week –on 37 London adult social care services ‘Full reports on all inspections are available at CQC Click on each name in blue to take you to their reports. Adult Social Care services by local authority area and rating: Henry Nihill House, Community Of St Mary At … Continue reading CQC inspection. Jan 2016. 37 London adult social care services
Here are the latest CQC inspections for the past week –on 70 adult social care services in the North of England ‘Full reports on all 84 inspections are available at CQC Click on each name in blue to take you to their reports. Adult Social Care services by local authority area and rating: Alzheimer's Society - … Continue reading CQC inspections weekly, Jan 2016. – 70 adult social care services in the North of England
Here are the latest CQC inspections for the past week –on 47 adult social care services in the North of England 'Full reports on all 47 inspections are available at CQC Click on each name in blue to take you to their reports. Adult Social Care services by local authority area and rating: Jah-Jireh Charity … Continue reading CQC INSPECTIONS TO DATE JAN 2016 – North of England
Yes ,it is only the 4th of January, but quality of care continues....for all of our interests. Here are the latest CQC inspections for the past week - '23 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across London.' 'Full reports on all 23 inspections are available at CQC . … Continue reading CQC INSPECTIONS TO DATE JAN 2016 – LONDON
You have two hands. One for helping yourself and the other for helping others. ~Audry Hepburn. Such beautiful words and how true for you. Each day, there is someone, someone where, helping another to start the day. To help them get through the day and to rest comfortably when the day becomes night. Thank you … Continue reading Wisdom Wednesday.
Hoists and slings. In my research for upto date information on hoists and slings, I came across a huge amount of information available and none more so important than from HSE. Employers and employees would be wise in bookmarking this site which covers all you need to know regarding health and safety. There can be … Continue reading Hoists and slings
It's been a few years, but in hindsight, I realise now , what happened that day. An early morning visit. Going well. My officer arrived for a routine check that the visit was going well and assessing any changes that required attention. All in all, everything was good...until; having come out of visit; I am … Continue reading When you feel you have no more left to give.
Loneliness. This morning I find the John Lewis Christmas advert has been released. 'Man on the Moon'. As always it is beautiful and very emotional. Very often we all see and get different things when our emotions surface. Today this advert reinstated for me ,that loneliness is something which is with many..everyday, not just at … Continue reading Loneliness.
Getting the right training is imperative when taking on the role as a care worker/ care supporter. Personally, I feel it is our duty to ensure we have the correct training ‘before’ carrying out any visits on our own. It may sound like common sense, but I can’t stress enough the importance of knowledge … Continue reading Self Directed e-courses.
Be someone who makes someone else look forward to tomorrow~ aa I love quotes and sayings that resonate with an individual. Quite often they can appear unexpectedly and at a time when you need to see them most. On that note and keeping it brief on a cheeky 'Wisdom Wednesday', thank you for doing … Continue reading ‘Wisdom Wednesday’!
One of the many 'bug bears' for many care workers delivering home care is the amount of time they are 'scheduled' for carrying out a visit. It could be too long or too short. This will then have a knock on effect to the rest of your scheduled visits. Quite often, especially when it is … Continue reading Time for visits.
Thought some of you may be interested in this petition regarding Homecare. Have a read and by all means , please pass it around. The link below will take you straight there. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/108789 ....The UK’s crucial homecare support network is facing a crisis. Almost a million people need help to live at home, due to … Continue reading Save our Homecare …
Take a look...the kindhearted carer/worker has a huge range of qualities . Have a look at this and think of what else you would add. This is just something for you to think about. Reflect on your qualities and how they affect each person you see. Think of the difference you help to make each … Continue reading Your qualities…Kindhearted Careworker.
THE CARE ACT 2014, is something we should all get familiar with and it covers everything you need to know, the hows, the wherefores and the what to do's. There is an 'Easy Read' Version and the more in depth version. Here are the links to take you straight there. As … Continue reading CARE ACT 2014…
Are you up for the challenge? Cycle the streets of London without traffic and with masses of spectators. You can register for a charity place for JULY 2016. Plenty of time to train and advice along the way. (Puncture kits at the ready!!) If you are interested in joining amazing team of cyclists please visit … Continue reading Team Alzheimers Society…get peddling!!!
I would like to continue to pass on details and information for anyone who would like to become a Dementia Friend. You just may be surprised by how much you can do. Talking about dementia with friends, visiting someone you know with dementia, being a bit more patient if someone is needing more time in … Continue reading Dementia Friends …
It's took a while, but at last I can say 'Lets Begin'. If you have already had a look around...which I sincerely hope you do...you will see Looking For Carers is aimed for those who may have already worked within care and would like to let others know they are available. Of course, anybody who … Continue reading THE BEGINNING…! Lets do this!!!
Welcome to Looking For Carers. I certainly hope you will find this beneficial and in due course a great resource. Looking for Carers is a free classifieds site for those who are looking to fulfill their own care needs and experienced carers who are looking to provide care on a private basis with in … Continue reading WELCOME
Hey everyone it's that time of the year again. Dignity Awareness Day is on the !st Feb 2018 and I would love to hear what you have planned. This past year has been quite a challenging one for myself but being ever positive , I have learned how important ACCEPTANCE is when faced with something … Continue reading DIGNITY AWARENESS DAY 2018
I hope you will appreciate the sentiment behind these words. They are for you...the kind hearted care worker who continues each day to care . Not always easy and most definately challenging at times, but , you carry on. You deal with each situation as you face it. Not only do you have strength … Continue reading EACH DAY BEFORE I AM THERE…. #DAD2017