Read the latest newsletter from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, which provides an update of the Commissioner’s work over the last few months including:
- Details of the introduction of a Welsh Declaration of the Rights of Older People in July by the Welsh Government, which will protect and enhance the rights of older people across Wales.
- The Commissioner launched a new Toolkit in July to help older people to make their voices heard and influence the decisions that affect their lives. The Toolkit provides a wide range of practical information to help older people to engage with Local Authorities, including the ways in which they can influence and challenge decisions and the support available to help them to do this.
- The Commissioner has published her work programme for 2014-15, which outlines the work she will undertake during the coming year to drive change for older people across Wales
- Information on the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO) which was established over 60 years ago to improve lives in coalfield areas, providing support to miners and their families ‘beyond the colliery gate’. And although the pits have now closed, CISWO is still going strong, with 15 groups meeting regularly across South Wales.
To read the newsletter visit the Older People’s Commission for Wales website.
Looking for a rewarding job – why not try the care industry?
Working in the care sector offers a rewarding career, where your actions can make a real difference to vulnerable people. An increasing number of young people are choosing social care as their career option and a large number of men and women are changing their career paths and entering the social care industry to find a job that is both personally rewarding and fulfilling.
Many students are finding that experience working within a care setting provides not only a valuable income to help them through their studies but also important experience and training that assists in their future career – whether within the care industry or another sector. Flexible working hours make working within the sector very attractive to students and others looking to work around regular commitments.
You can gain an enormous sense of personal achievement from simply knowing that your job is helping people. It’s about making a positive difference to people’s lives by contributing to their health, happiness and well-being.
For various reasons and stages in their lives, some people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity and control.
How you can help?
You could work with people (known as clients) in their own homes, at day centres or in places like nursing homes. Your exact duties may vary depending on where you work, but could include:
- Building relationships with clients and getting to know their interests and needs
- Helping clients with daily personal care
- Undertaking general tasks such as housework, laundry and shopping
- Assisting clients manage their budget, pay bills and write letters
- Working with families assisting with their new caring responsibilities
- Liaising with other health and social care professionals to provide individual care and development plans
- Organising leisure activities – days out, trips to friends etc.
Skills and attributes required to work in the care sector:
- Dedication and commitment
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
- Good administrative skills
- Good planning and organisational skills and time management
- Sound understanding of good care principles
- Ability to cope with pressure
- Even tempered and patient
- Ability to cope with change
- Ability to display empathy and warmth
- Flexibility and reliability
If you are looking for a new career, a rewarding job or employment that allows you to work hours around other commitments, then please call Everycare Cardiff today we have vacancies available for immediate start within the Cardiff and surrounding area. Call 02920 455300
The Cardiff Times this month provides a page of editorial supplied by Everycare Cardiff on the rewarding nature of working within the care sector.
An increasing number of younger people including students are now working within the industry which provides both a rewarding career but also flexible working condtions to fit alongside otehr commitments such as University, childcare etc.
To view the Cardiff Times magazine and read the full Everycare article follow this link.
Mary Cottrell, Everycare UK’s Managing Director, is to travel to Belize to join the team from the company’s Eastbourne office who will be at the Octavia Waight Centre in San Ignacio providing help and support to the elderly in the nursing home and also in the community.
Mary said ‘I am delighted to be able to support the fantastic efforts of the entire Eastbourne team in this fabulous endeavour. I know how much time and effort the team there have put in to fund raising and planning this whole amazing trip and I know that the help and support they deliver will make a real difference to the elderly in the home and to the wider community in San Ignacio’
A team of 13 will be travelling from the Eastbourne office to Belize in Central America for the whole of March to provide support and training to the staff and residents of the Octavia Waight Centre.
To keep up to date on the Everycare Eastbourne trip to Belize which will see 11 staff and 2 Managers travelling to work in a nursing home for two weeks – visit our Facebook page.