Independent Carers News

Meeting with Laura Smith Labour MP

Meeting with Laura Smith Labour MP

#onamission Meeting with Laura Smith Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich. October 2018 Laura can see first hand the challenges faced by her constituents in need of care and the frustrations of the families trying to support loved ones.  This is the second time I’ve had...

Our #OnAMission Campaign

Our #OnAMission Campaign

Campaign for a Regulatory Body to Administer Carers’ Enhanced Disclosure Barring Services Check (DBS) Independent Carers care passionately about the standards of care within the care industry. We would like to see registered carers in the same way we have registered...

A familiar story…..

A familiar story…..

My mum, is 93, and has had dementia for three years. She’s as independent as can be and is houseproud and takes care of her appearance. She is increasingly unsteady on her feet and now can’t go out to the shops unaccompanied. She has a personal assistant calling four...

Welcome Nicola – Nantwich Carer

Welcome Nicola – Nantwich Carer

Nicola has joined our platform as a self employed carer. This is Nicola's summary on our website.... "I have supported an elderly relative in maintaining her independence and staying in her own home. I am a mature student currently studying for a counselling degree...

I want to care –  self employed care work?

I want to care – self employed care work?

Working for an Agency I recently spoke to a friend of mine who is working for an agency.  She loves care work and feels she can make such a positive difference to those needing care.  She is compassionate, competent and dedicated to her clients.   She finds it...

Care workers deserve better

Care workers deserve better

Care workers should get a better deal.   They work long hours, are paid very little, on zero hour contracts and travel time is not included. Who are Independent Carers? Why not go self employed?  Choose who you work with, where you work, how you work and earn a better...

Provision of Care in 2019 – a growing crisis?

Provision of Care in 2019 – a growing crisis?

I first wrote this article in 2016, I'm afraid the care crisis is still very much happening but sadly there is little momentum to do anything about it. The provision of care in the UK is in need of a different approach.  It is time to introduce a direct market for...

Interview with an Independent Carer, Nantwich

Interview with an Independent Carer, Nantwich

We set out to find out what it is like to be an Independent Carer, we interviewed a carer in Nantwich, Cheshire and this is what she had to tell us; What works for you in being an independent carer? The flexibility of hours,  we can work out mutually acceptable...

Here to Help

Here to Help

Are you an Independent self employed Care Worker?   Working as a self employed care worker can be lonely.  We provide a place to advertise your services; connect with like minded people and access support and guidance.   Do you Need a carer? Finding the...