Having spent 10 years within Care Management in Disability, Forensic Mental Health and Elderly services, I have now decided to branch out and set up my own support service!
My time in Elderly care was so incredibly special, although it did bring many mixed emotions, largely a realisation of those who are extremely lonely.
I’m sure many of you watched the Crisis in Care Panorama episode which highlighted the desperate need for funding within social care.
Age UK figures show that some of our elderly community may go one whole month before they see a single person for a meaningful interaction. I want to try and take steps to end this within my local community.
Many of these people can simply not afford the high rates of social care organisations and therefore are left vulnerable and alone unless they qualify for locality funded care - many do not.
I am in the middle stages of setting up a low cost service, offering free hours initially to support these clients! No one should have no one and I am hoping that my service can help bridge this gap with so many cuts to social funding.
The reason for this crowdfunder is to assist with an office space to hold Dementia and Alzheimer’s awareness sessions, train staff and for a base to utilise for the business.
Please help me to help our elderly friends - they need it and they deserve it!
Thanks so much x