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.

Carer Duties

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

  • Shopping and errands
  • Household tasks
  • Cooking and meal preparation
  • Social activities, trips and visits
  • Family pets

They can also assist with Personal care including:

  • Medication, bathing and washing, dressing, toileting, transferring and mobility.

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
  • The provision of three meals per day, unless the carer is on a special diet in which case it is their responsibility to provide their own food
  • Rest breaks to include a minimum two hours uninterrupted break during the day
  • Adequate amounts of uninterrupted sleep during the night.

They can also assist with Personal care including:

  • Medication, bathing and washing, dressing, toileting, transferring and mobility.

 

Contact Featherbed Homecare Today

For helpful, friendly advice or emergency care assistance

Office numbers:

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

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