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Jul 7, 2022 4 min

Why a Live-in Care Job Is Right For You?

Have you always felt like you are good at taking care of people? That you possess all the skills needed to be responsible yet friendly at the same time. Well, a live in care job might be the perfect job for you.We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care.020 3870 4220 Essentially there are many different types of care work in the UK. Sometimes, it may get hard to choose from the different work hours, qualification levels, firms, etc. But if you are just starting this is what you need to know about a caring job. What exactly is being a live in carer like? These are some of the basics required in most caring jobs. Company – First and foremost this job requires you to present a friendly face. Taking part in a conversation and spending time with the client are…

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Oct 6, 2021 6 min

The Skills and Values You Need To Become A Live-in Carer

Live-in care is one of the most rewarding and essential careers you can think of. You can help the elderly with dementia or other serious conditions stay safe and happy in their own homes. Thanks to a live-in carer, a person who needs help with everyday activities can get all the essential support without the need to move to a residential home. Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs However, keep in mind that it is a responsible job and requires certain qualifications, values, and personality traits. As your clients will entrust you with the lives of their beloved parents, grandparents, or other relatives, they need to be sure you are the right person for this position. Keep on reading to find out the most important live-in carer skills and values. What Is Most Important…

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Sep 10, 2021 3 min

What Qualifications And Training Do I Need To Be A Live-In Carer?

Whether you are looking for employment in the health and care field, or you are looking for someone to provide live-in care to one of your relatives, it’s important to know what kind of requirements there are and what qualifications a person needs to have to become a live-in carer. Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs In the first case, it will help you understand what steps you need to take to be closer to becoming a live-in carer, and in the second, it will help you make more knowledgeable decisions when hiring one. In this article, we will go through qualifications one needs to have if they want to pursue a career as a live-in carer, be it for the elderly or those who have some kind of disability or illness preventing them…

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Sep 8, 2021 3 min

How to Become a Self-Employed Carer

This article discusses self employed carers and how to become a self-employed carer. Many carers are self-employed particularly live in carers who may work independently or for an agency that works with self-employed carers. If you are looking for self-employed live in care jobs, read on to find out more. Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs Why become a self employed carer? There are many advantages to becoming a self-employed carer. Becoming a self-employed carer means you get to choose who you want to work for and potentially earn more money. Being your own boss has other advantages, as well as working on your own conditions it is also easier to set your own hours which can be beneficial if you have other commitments outside of self-employed carer jobs. Becoming a self-employed carer can…

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Sep 8, 2021 6 min

Waking Nights: A Guide for Care Live in Carers

If you are a live-in carer or aspire to be one, you may be interested in knowing what’s it like working nights and waking nights in live-in care. For care workers doing night jobs, this article will answer some of the common questions that come up when considering night work. Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs Who Is Overnight Care For? The clients for overnight care are usually elderly individuals who have difficulty performing basic tasks by themselves. This usually involves going to the toilet by themselves, changing positions during the night and more. Many times, these individuals may have reduced mobility and/or vision and are at risk to suffer serious injury if they have a fall. This can be an especially risky situation if they encounter such an event during the night when…

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Oct 9, 2017 3 min
the flu jab for carers

Flu Jab for Carers

Why the flu jab for carers is important, how it works, what the side effects are, and what you can do for yourself and your loved one if you get the flu. Why there is a flu jab for carers…

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Feb 21, 2017 3 min

Carer Depression

Carer depression is brought on by the constant stress, anxiety, and sometimes guilt, that come with providing care for a loved one. What is carer depression? Most carers will suffer from depression at some stage as a result of their caring duties. When you’re down, you may feel helpless and hopeless, but with support you can come through this difficult time. Caring for a loved one can be incredibly rewarding but it can also take its toll on your body and mind. As many as 3 in 5 caregivers have faced depression because of the unique challenges and stresses of the caring role. It’s understandable. It’s also very important that you take the time you need to care for yourself. Too often, carers focus all their attention on the needs of their loved one, meaning that their own work, social life and health is sidelined, leading to a real loss…

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Nov 7, 2016 1 min
HomeTouch Carers Living Wage

hometouch average Carer income in 2016

Average hourly earnings across London are at £12.04/hour, over 28% higher than the London Living Wage of £9.40. Carers working through the hometouch model, now have the flexibility to negotiate and earn a better hourly wage by taking advantage of the…

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Aug 19, 2016 4 min
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9 Elderly Care Tips to Stay Safe at Home

Meeting your loved one’s physical, mental and spiritual needs is a vital part of elderly care., and a big part of that is enabling them to stay at home. Today almost 90% of those aged 65+ want to age in their…

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Mar 16, 2016 3 min

Jobs for Medical Students

Alex, a medical student at Imperial College London, discusses why being a HomeTouch carer is the ideal job; she finds it doesn’t just help pay the student bills but is a valuable source of experience for her future career. Jobs for Medical…

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