‘Everybody needs a helping hand at some stage in their life, especially if they’re privileged enough to live to a ripe old age!’ explains our Managing Director John Maloney, “and the people for whom we provide that helping hand have grown up with the Queen as our British Monarch.
They have watched her flourish, have a family and grow older too, and we are marking that with an old-fashioned tea party for carers and clients at our Witney office – all very English, with teapots and cupcakes!”
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. Up and down the UK, there are 6.5 million people caring for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend, as a husband, a wife, a mum, a dad, a son, a daughter, a friend or a good neighbour. These are skills that we can help people develop, leading to a career providing a much appreciated service.
“It’s a heart-warming feeling when you bring a smile to people’s faces day-in day-out,” enthuses John, “and to start out in a career in social care you don’t need to have any formal qualifications– you just need the right values. That’s what’s important: after all, you’d choose someone who was kind, patient and cheerful to look after your nearest and dearest rather than someone who can spell long words or calculate complicated physics equations!”