Need carers for an hour to put dad to bed , vale of glamorgan , Wales area?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Frankieisblue, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Frankieisblue

    Frankieisblue Registered User

    Dec 19, 2015
    58
    Already have carers from social services package for mornings , same care agency can't do evening hour , they are good though also do two sitting sessions twice a week , giving mum time off, a sort of befriending service ....but no night slots available !

    Me and mum just need a carer to put him to bed , its hard work

    Any ideas from people living locally

    Might it be worth putting an advert in local paper ?......although could attract dodgy types

    These agencies seem to want the whole package , offer them an hour a night and they don't want to know !!

    Is there a private carers register ?
     
  2. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,739
    I think I would go back to social services (assuming this is social services funded package) and explain the night time problem and ask them to negotiate on your behalf - they have more power because of the numbers they are paying for. If you want extra as in extra sitting hours you could then look (our best source of information was our local carers organisation - a trip to the carers cafe will give you a tonne of local information including good and bad agencies and carers) separately but I would try to get the SS essential part of the package sorted out first
     
  3. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    i cannot even get someone to get MIl up and dressed local firm charge £20 /hr and have no one local . SS not interested as she is self funding. if could find some one would be £500 a month so i may as ell give up my P/T work from home . Attendence allowence does not cove rthis .
     
  4. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,739
    wow we paid a local carer £11 an hour and attendance allowance really helped
     
  5. Frankieisblue

    Frankieisblue Registered User

    Dec 19, 2015
    58
    Thank you very much

    Will go to social services and get on their back
     
  6. Frankieisblue

    Frankieisblue Registered User

    Dec 19, 2015
    58
    Where did you find the local carer ?

    Is there a register of private nurses ?
     

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