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Learn more about how we’re supporting thousands of individuals – of all ages – to stay in their own homes and live the lives they choose.

 

A typical day of live-in care

Live-in care, as its name suggests, sees a carer move into your home with you to support with any day-to-day tasks you may be finding difficult. Whether it’s helping you to get dressed first thing in the morning or making sure you’re safe and comfortable at night, a live-in carer will be by your side […]

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Carbon monoxide – is your home safe?

The dangers of carbon monoxide have been flagged up in news reports for years. Just last month, The Guardian reported that carbon monoxide poisoning was the likely cause of death of two people – and hospitalised five others – at a property in north London. We take a look at the warning signs of leaking […]

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Sundowning traits and how to manage them

When you spend the early evening with a loved one who has dementia, you may start to notice changes in their mood and behaviour. It is incredibly common, with one in five people with dementia experiencing these symptoms, and is often referred to as sundowning. Sundowning is a term used to describe a period of […]

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Changing careers? Consider care!

While many people wouldn’t think about a change of career in their later life, Kevin from Sutton Coldfield and Denise from Swansea each took a leap of faith that led them to a more fulfilling and rewarding job. They both became visiting carers in 2017 and soon found that the change was just what they […]

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Opening the door – working with mental health

“Leaving the house, closing the front door and walking down the street all seem the most normal and quite natural of tasks for most people,” writes visiting carer Amy from Plymouth. “However, for some people, there are unseen conditions that prevent these very simple tasks.” Amy supports people with various needs and requirements including those […]

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Care homes are not the only option

Homes aren’t just buildings – they’re places that hold special memories and where we feel the safest. Sadly, many families believe that the only way for their loved one to get the right care is by moving into a care or nursing home – away from their home comforts. Admitting your loved one needs some […]

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