As it is the time of year where the Christmas promotions start coming out, children start writing their lists and Santa starts appearing in shops, we thought would start the conversation about Care at Christmas. Most of us wind down and look forward to the festive celebrations, spare a thought for the most vulnerable members of our society this year.
Their need for support doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas. So, as you tuck into that delicious Christmas Dinner, surrounded by family and friends, there are an estimated 1.2 million older people in the UK who will find themselves alone this Christmas. For many of them, the care and support they receive from their carers may be the most important gift of all.
The Great Care Company Doesn’t Stop For Christmas
Our carers are the most wonderful people who have a genuine love for the service they provide. So, we thought we’d speak to some those who will be making a difference to the lives of people in the community this Christmas.
One of our valued carers based at our Lincolnshire office, Sue, said “the best thing about seeing my clients over the Christmas period is making them feel that they’re thought of, not forgotten and appreciated over Christmas.”
Nevertheless, it’s not just the carers in the field who will be working this Christmas its staff like our Registered Manager Kirsty, said “It’s about seeing their faces when you walk through the door and knowing they are pleased to see you, sitting and having a mince pie with them and making sure they have that little bit of social interaction means the world to them.”
Being a carer is one of the most rewarding career choices. At The Great Care Company, we value our carers, we train each and every one of them to the highest of standards, allow them to grow with qualifications and pay some of the highest rates for travel time and mileage expenses because we believe looking after our team is vital to delivering a high-quality service. We know if they’re happy you’ll be happy.
Taking The Stress Out Of Christmas
We know Christmas is a lovely time to spend with your family, however, we also know that it can be hectic and stressful trying to organise everything. Therefore, we are here to help relieve that stress!
If you need help assisting a vulnerable family member over the Christmas period we are here for you. Together with The Great Care Company, we can provide a personalised care package that suits you or your loved one's needs. Call us on 0333 200 7199 and we’ll be happy to help make their Christmas.