The Collins English Dictionary defines the word carer as “ someone who is responsible for looking after another person, for example, a person who has a disability, or is ill or very young”. In our local community there are thousands of carers both formal, whom are being paid and those which are informal or unpaid. Carers week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the U.K.
Carers NI are at hand to support carers through training, policy information and support groups in Northern Ireland and can be contacted by phoning 02890 439843.
Peninsula Care are extremely proud of our care team who work effortlessly in the community, care homes, day care and supported living settings each day to enrich the lives of others. Carers never seem to seek gratification for the work they do and the positive impact they make. Our carers are a great team of well trained staff who have completed all areas of mandatory training before the commencement of work and also many have went on to study in further education thus being able to gain vocational qualifications.
This week we will be sharing stories about some of our carers, revealing the latest winners of our Giraffe Award and sharing some of our great roles available to carers.