South East Recorder Issue 21 - Page 42

COMPANY PROFILE CARERS' TRUST THAMES PROVIDING RESPITE CARE FOR HOME CARERS IN THE SOUTH EAST Carers' Trust Thames is an established charitable company dedicated to helping home carers with respite or domiciliary care across the south east. They cover a vast area, operating in north Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, central and south Buckinghamshire, Hillingdon and west London, as well as having a carers service centre in Ealing. The Ealing Carers Service is an advice centre designed in helping carers with the support and advice they need in facing the everyday challenges as a full time carer. essential. Full time carers often need respite to allow themselves to reenergise, but more importantly it is vital for their mental state to have a break from their daily routine. The trust can even offer free yoga classes and other activities to give full time carers further respite from their hectic lives. Overall, the ethos of the Carers' Trust Thames is to raise awareness that full time carers are able to turn to an organisation like themselves for any support and advice they may be in need of no matter how trivial it may be. For more information about the Carers' Trust Thames and the services they offer call 01494 568981 or visit www.carerstrustthames.co.uk/ The Carers' Trust, formally Crossroads Care has been around since the early 80's and has been at the very forefront of the home care sector. With the wealth of home care experience that the Carers' Trust Thames brings, clients can be confident that they will be given the best service possible. The company is proud that the care they are able to give to it clients is of the highest possible quality and insures that its standards are met by each one of its carers. It is important to the Carers' Trust Thames that anyone who is a full time carer in the area can receive the respite that they deserve. The company has around 500 clients already using their services and employ almost 500 carers on their books. It is essential that each carer employed meets a certain criteria set by the company. They must go through an important recruitment process where the company are able to assess that the applicant has the necessary qualities required by the company. Most people who rely on full time day to day care, moving into a nursing or residential home can seem a rather daunting alternative to receiving home care. Many people would much rather remain in their own homes where they will feel safe, secure and comfortable. Carers' Trust Thames understands that this scenario isn't usually what people want and therefore offer 24 hour live-in care as another part of the service they offer and as a regulated care provider, clients will have the extra assurance that they will be safe hands. Carer's Trust Thames believes that the service they can offer for full time carers is CARE SUPPORT WORKERS IN MILTON KEYNES Carers Trust Thames are looking for friendly, practical and reliable people to provide care in our clients’ homes and support them to get out and about. If you would like to make a difference to vulnerable or disabled people in your community, then we would love to hear from you. You should have a positive attitude, common sense and be committed to supporting others, plus be comfortable carrying out personal care. Good communication skills