Category: Working as a carer

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Flu Jab for Carers

Why the flu jab for carers is important, how it works, what the side effects are, and what you can do for yourself and your loved one if you get the flu. Why there is a flu jab for carers Getting vaccinated isn’t just about protecting yourself, it’s about...

What is carer depression? 0

Carer Depression

Carer depression is brought on by the constant stress, anxiety, and sometimes guilt, that come with providing care for a loved one. What is carer depression? Most carers will suffer from depression at some stage as a result of their caring duties. When you’re down, you may feel helpless...

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Jobs for Medical Students

Alex, a medical student at Imperial College London, discusses why being a HomeTouch carer is the ideal job; she finds it doesn’t just help pay the student bills but is a valuable source of experience for her future career. Jobs for Medical Students – Why HomeTouch worked for me 1. Flexible...

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Who Cares For the Carer?

The question of who cares for the carer is ongoing. It often falls on unions such as UNISON and app services like Carers UK. Working as a professional carer is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs a person can do, yet when people envision a carer they often think...

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Carer finances are under strain; what can be done?

  95% of care is delivered by family members, which can put long-term strain on domestic finances. Can home care ever be an affordable option? Whatever your political views about benefit cuts and the struggle to access statutory care services, the reality is that the demographic and economic changes...