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Care Companion & Dementia Friend

£13.00 - £16.00 per hour + paid travel time & mileage
 

Job Description

Part-Time, Care Companion & Dementia Friend jobs, Kendal, Cumbria – Car Drivers Essential.

Have you ever thought about a career in care?

have you ever thought I could not do that?  Well, what if you can?

You could care.

May* is 98 and lost her husband some 25 years ago, and she has always been independent.  She regularly had her hair shampooed and set every Thursday, did her shopping every Friday and watched Challenge TV on repeat. When May started to show signs of early onset Dementia her family started noticing small things at first, small things that concerned them, she was not doing the things she used to do. There was dust in the bath suggesting she was not bathing; the bed had not been slept in suggesting she was not going to bed at night, and she had also stopped watching TV over fear of using the electric. So, the family called us. Here is what we do for May:

  • We visit May in the Mornings, Lunchtimes & Evenings.
  • We cook breakfast for her, she loves porridge every morning.
  • We shower May three times a week, she can do most of it herself, but we stay close by.
  • May likes a cooked dinner, in fact she has gained weight since we started caring for her, she will say she does not eat much but this is not true at all!
  • Because we cannot go out at the moment, on an afternoon, we watch Challenge TV and sometimes bake cakes, she loves making plate pies (Her late husband loved them).
  • On an evening, we provide much needed companionship before bed, make sure any medication has been taken and help her get undressed. May loves to read so we always make sure she is happy and settled before we leave for the evening.

Who are we?

We are a unique, CQC rated Outstanding, provider of companionship led care and one recognised in the top Twenty home care providers in the North West and are rated as a 5 star employer. When we say companionship led care, this is because every one of our Care Companions is carefully matched so that the care provided is never awkward, you are more like a friend and an extension of their own family.  It is also companionship led because we do so much more than just pop in, all our visits are a minimum of an hour, meaning we not only ensure that their care needs are met we also enjoy the time we spend together.

Benefits

  • £13.00 - £16.00 per hour!
  • Paid Travel time, Waiting time and Mileage.
  • Refer a Friend Bonus of £250.
  • Anniversary Bonus of £250.
  • Award Winning Training including Dementia & Parkinson’s Specialist training.
  • Flexible Part & Full-Time Hours to suit your commitments.
  • We have many Discounts and Benefits for you!

 

Apply

We are looking for people from all walks of life, no matter what your age or previous background to join us as a Care Companion & Dementia Friend, it’s not work, it’s a pleasure!  There is care, then there is Companionship Led Care!

If you are interested in applying but you do not have a CV, please email us directly with some brief history about yourself, why you want to join us and please include your full address, postcode and if you are a car driver.  If you have any questions about this job, please do not worry once you have applied, we will call you to discuss everything with you so please do not let one question stop you applying!  We cannot wait for you to join our team.

*May is just an example of someone we would support, all our client’s needs, interests and hobbies vary.  The care we provide is always personalised to each individual.

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