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What you should never wear as a carer
Date created: 10/01/2020

As a new live-in carer, you may wonder if it is suitable to wear some things or not. Agencies can be very vague about what you should or should not wear, particularly if you are classed as self-employed... read more

The family never visit – should I say something?
Date created: 10/01/2020

There are going to be many things that annoy or confuse you as you work as a live-in carer. Sometimes you can change them, and other times you simply must leave things alone, even though you may not like them... read more

The family are mean to their mom – can I intervene?
Date created: 10/01/2020

As you progress along your path as a live-in carer, you will, at one time or another find that you don’t agree or simply dislike the way your client is being treated... read more

My client seems worse – what to do?
Date created: 10/01/2020

Before you start at a placement your agency or the family will have supplied you with a brief on what to expect. This will tell you the medical condition and health of your new client. It will also explain what help they need and how much care is involved... read more

I’m to get a food allowance – what is this?
Date created: 10/01/2020

When you accept a placement as a live-in carer, you automatically expect that your accommodation and food is included in the package. For most placements, this is the case. There are, however, placements where you will not be offered meals and will need to take care of this yourself... read more

Can I accept gifts from my client?
Date created: 16/12/2019

This is a question which is often asked at Christmas time, although it is relevant at any time of the year... read more

Can I take my own pet?
Date created: 16/12/2019

This question may only affect you if you are a live-in carer and reside in the UK. If you live in another country, obviously your pet will stay there while you work... read more

How much exercise is good for my client?
Date created: 16/12/2019

Most people know that exercise is good for them. This is the reason why gyms are so popular. If your client is in reasonable health, there is no reason why they should not enjoy an exercise routine. There are, however, some points to keep in mind when doing this... read more

The agency says one thing, the family another
Date created: 16/12/2019

Here’s a tricky situation that many carers find themselves in. The answer is not as simple as you may think, so it’s worth looking a little deeper at this topic... read more

Can my friends come and visit me?
Date created: 16/12/2019

As any live-in carer will know, sometimes being away from friends and family can get lonely. For carers who live in other countries, staying in touch with loved ones in mostly done via the internet. .. read more