Our #proudtocare campaign is still going strong in a bid to highlight the difference that carers make to peoples' lives and promote the opportunities that a career in the care sector can provide.
Last week we asked our social media followers if the following statement is true or false: 'being a home carer also benefits the wider family of the person being looked after'. The answer is of course true.
Read's Roslyn's story about the way in which carers gave her peace of mind...
When’s Roslyn’s mum became unwell and developed dementia, looking after her was difficult. “I work full-time so I found it really hard trying to balance my work life with making sure my mum was okay,” he said. “That’s when I decided to look into the possibility of a home carer. I wasn’t sure at first. I felt a sense of responsibility, like I should be looking after her myself, but it just wasn’t physically possible with trying to hold down a job at the same time. I knew it was the best thing to do for my mum but I was still a bit apprehensive. I needn’t have worried though – the home carers were an absolute godsend. They created a bespoke plan for my mum, and the carers that visited her on a daily basis catered for her every need.
“They treated my mum like she was their own, and it gave me a great peace of mind knowing that she was being looked after while I was at work. To the home carers it might feel like they’re just doing their job, but to me and my mum they had a massive impact on our lives and I am eternally grateful to the whole team.”
To find out more information about how you can get a career in the care sector, visit: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/careathome