SUPPORT AT HOME
Carers, domestics, shoppers, gardeners and handymen
We offer an introduction service to a host of different professions all eager to help you stay in your own home for as long as possible. All are self-employed, have been DBS cleared by ourselves, have the relevant Public Liability Insurance and had references checked. All take care of their own tax affairs.
All carers working on behalf of Bexhill Caring Community have NVQ2 in Health and Social Care (or above). Organisations that introduce carers to clients, like Bexhill Caring Community, are not currently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and are not allowed to interfere in the care delivery provided by the carer. Therefore Bexhill Caring Community cannot create a care plan, determine the intensity or regularity of care visits or arrange rotas. This has the advantage that the arrangement remains between the carer and the client. A further carer can be introduced for holiday / sick cover if requested to do so by the client. The client gives the daily instructions to the carer directly. Bexhill Caring Community offers advice and support but ultimately it is between the client and carer to decide the best course of action. The carer deals with the client directly with regards to payment of services. However, carers are required to charge our list of current rates for any clients introduced by ourselves. As of 1st January 2017, the current hourly rate is £11 per hour Monday to Friday and £16 at weekends.
We also have domestics and shoppers who charge the same rates as our carers.
Our gardeners and handymen charge £12 per hour.
If anyone would like to be introduced to our wonderful team, or for more information, please ring into our office where our staff will be more than happy to help match you to the right person. Every year our charity helps over 2,000 people living in Bexhill. Will you be one of them?