The Mirror’s Fair Care for All campaign, aims to expose the broken British care system, with a series of negative carer experiences and working conditions. Whilst we support the campaign that more has to be done to recognise the important role carers play in society, at The Good Care Group we believe there is a different story to be told for live-in carers and the positive and enriching experience they offer to our clients. We do not believe all care should be tarnished with a negative view and would positively encourage people to come into the care sector.
The live-in care role is very different from that of an hourly carer, who is judged on the number of visits they can complete in a shift. As a live-in carer you are measured on delivering person centred care rather than the number of timed visits completed. Live-in carers are able to make meaningful connections with their clients and build a friendship and rapport over the time they are caring for them. Spending their time with the same client, means the depersonalised way of care, illustrated by The Mirror, is expelled and clients and carers have a meaningful and fulfilling relationship.
One of our The Good Care Group’s professional live-in carers recently celebrated her 10 year work anniversary and shared her experiences about her time as a live-in carer with us;
“Working as a live-in carer has always been about being able to give that one on one, individualised approach to caring for a person. I like getting to know the person and finding out about their lives.
All I want to do is make a difference. That difference is when I have seen an unexpected smile, a better attitude, help to adjust and see that their quality of life improves and all the better for knowing that I made it happen.”
The Good Care Group are proud to provide a supportive environment to their carers and clients alike. With rapid response teams, Occupational Therapists and a Consultant Admiral Nurse support and a dedicated 24 hour support line, the wellbeing of our carers is critical in order to provide outstanding care.
If you are thinking about becoming a live-in carer, please contact our recruitment team on 0203 728 7570.