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June 12th, 2018

This week is National Carers Week, an annual event which aims to raise awareness of caring and the hard work and dedication of the thousands of unpaid carers who look after loved ones.

Carers Week

In Gloucestershire alone – where DoCare is based – there are more than 63,000 unpaid carers who are supporting friends and family: husbands and wives caring for their spouses, parents and grandparents caring for children, children supporting their parents… they all do a fantastic job, for no financial reward.

At some point in our lives, most of us will have a caring role, which makes this awareness week all the more significant. Few of us will remain untouched.

During this awareness week, people are being ask to think about ways they can support carers to remain healthy and connected to their communities, as so many feel isolated, putting their own health needs low on their list of priorities.

Fortunately, there are many organisations whose role is to support and advise carers, such as Carers Gloucestershire, which runs services for carers and signposts carers towards further help.

Caring and DoCare

At DoCare, we are all about caring for and supporting our clients – many of them elderly and vulnerable people – to be able to remain living in their own homes.

We have a dedicated team of support workers who do this. Of course, they are paid – it is their job – but they do far more than just treat it as a job. They are passionate, committed, dedicated, prepared time and again to go the extra mile for our clients; to live up to the DoCare mission of making every day a better day.

We know they do a fantastic job, because our clients and their families tell us. Here are just a handful of the many, wonderful comments we receive:

“They take time to listen … Such a friendly team.”

“… your wonderful band of carers!”

“You are all amazing! You have been wonderful over the years. Your care, understanding and support to me has also been invaluable – thank you!”

 “They are great and not only help me but also brighten my day.”

And let’s not forget our head office team at DoCare, who work so hard behind the scenes to ensure our level of service is what it should be.

We’re very proud of everyone involved in the DoCare family, so in this, Carers Week, we’d like to say a public thank you to them all.

This blog was written by Steve Mills, DoCare Director. If you have a relative who you think would benefit from DoCare’s services, or would like assistance yourself, please get in touch. If you are interested in a rewarding career as a support worker, we would love to hear from you – please give us a call or you can apply online.