Our Carers

Only the very best will do

The majority of our carers are mature and experienced, all have relevant training and many are qualified, some with nursing backgrounds. Many of them have been registered with the agency for a long time and we know them very well.

About our Carers

All Featherbed carers are special people that share one main aim – to care for and enhance the quality of life for the elderly or sick, providing the emotional and physical support they need.

Many of our carers come to us through personal recommendation, others contact us having become aware of our long-standing reputation in the care community. We conduct a thorough recruitment procedure to ensure that each and every applicant is capable of the care and commitment that Featherbed has become known for.

There are many factors we look for when we recruit carers, such as:

  • Presentation, personality and attitude
  • Compassion, reliability and dedication
  • Proven skills and ability to manage and provide all aspects of care, including housekeeping, cooking and record keeping.

We conduct a thorough recruitment procedure to ensure ; all our carers must have:

  • A current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate
  • Up to date training certificates
  • Public Liability insurance
  • Excellent references related to care work.

Carers registered with Featherbed are self-employed and responsible for paying their own tax and NI payments. They are also responsible for invoicing the client or client’s representative, usually on a weekly basis, to include any travel expenses.

Featherbed carers do not wear uniforms; we like our clients to feel more like people and less like patients.

Carer Duties

Live in carers offer support, companionship and friendship, helping with:

  • Shopping and errands
  • Household tasks such as light housework and laundry
  • Cooking and meal preparation
  • Social activities, trips and visits
  • Family pets

They can also assist with personal care including:

  • Medication
  • Diet management
  • Bathing, shaving, oral care and toileting
  • Dressing
  • Mobility, including moving and transfers

It is important to emphasise that a carer is not a cleaner and, where necessary, the agency suggests that a part time cleaning person is employed separately.

Carer Requirements

A Live in carer will require:

  • Their own bedroom supplied with bedding, towels and heating
  • A wardrobe or other area to store clothing
  • A TV, if possible
  • Three meals a day, but a carer will normally eat the same food as prepared for the client 
  • Rest breaks to include a minimum two hours uninterrupted break during the day
  • Adequate amounts of uninterrupted sleep during the night.

     

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    We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our clients come to Featherbed through the recommendation of other clients or their families.

    Contact Featherbed Homecare today

    For helpful, friendly advice or emergency care assistance

    Office numbers:

    Call freephone  0800 111 4885
    Bristol office  01179 860710
    Poole office  01202 706313

    Local contact numbers:

    Stroud / Gloucestershire
    01453 869008

    Wells / Mendips
    01749 349007

    Chew Valley / Whitchurch
    01275 861015

    Weston-super-Mare / Somerset
    01934 757037

    Midsomer Norton / Radstock
    01761 459002