Social Care Awards 2017
ghp Social Care Awards 2017 | 11 As they are trusted to care for some of the most vulnerable members of society, MiHomecare has a responsibility to safeguard the health, wellbeing and human rights of their customers, ensuring that they can live free from harm, abuse or neglect, or the fear of it. All staff are trained to recognise the signs of possible abuse, and work in partnership with other stakeholders to ensure that their customers are supported to live the life they choose. MiHomecare understands that choosing a care provider is an incredibly important decision for everyone involved; both the person needing care and their loved ones. They know that their customers need a company that they can rely on, and people who are compassionate, honest and trustworthy. Quality is part of everything that MiHomecare does; from the values they instil into their organisation, through to the training they provide. MiHomecare review and monitor standards throughout their organisation continuously, and they are always striving to improve the service they provide to their customers. Company: Mihomecare Plymouth Web Address: www.mihomecare.com Telephone: 0333 220 9050 Carer Charity of the Year - UK SO170020 Do you care for someone; a family member, friend or neighbour? Then Carers Trust is here to support you. Did you know that 3 in 5 of us will become a carer at some point in our lives? A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Today, there are around 7 million carers in the UK, providing unpaid care to a family member, neighbour or friend in need. That’s around 10% of the population. Anyone can become a carer at anytime. Caring for someone takes place all around us every day and is not age, gender, social class or culturally specific, but is often hidden from view as carers put the needs of the people they care for first and foremost. The UKs unpaid carers already save the economy in excess of £132bn every year, but with cuts in services, carers may be expected to do even more, often at great personal cost. Carers are on duty 24/7, 365 days a year and often find that they are physically and mentally exhausted by the challenges they face, that they are disadvantaged financially and that their own health and wellbeing can suffer. If you are reading this feature, it may be because you are caring for someone and perhaps don’t yet recognise your own needs. Carers Trust can help. Carers Trust is a UK wide charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Chief Strategy Officer Luen Thompson reaches out to those in need of support. Carers Trust is the largest UK wide charity providing support and breaks to carers. Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With a Network of Partners across the UK, Carers Trust aim to ensure that quality assured information, advice and practical support such as advice on benefits, breaks and much needed emotional support are available to all carers across the UK. To find your local service go to https:// carers.org/search/network-partners enter your town or postcode and see what help is available. Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting so knowing what’s available to you is important. Make your yourself count and take a look today. Company: Carers Trust Email:
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