Caring for people across Dorchester, Wareham, Wool and the surrounding area of Dorset
Requirements of Service
Carers are not permitted to take children, family Member’s friends or pets on care visits
If a client is not at home when a carer calls they must notify the registered manager immediately. It is not normal practice for carers to be unaccompanied in client’s home except in exceptional circumstances.
Carer’s duties may include light housework e.g. hovering/washing up. It may also include personal care and toileting needs.
Carer’s may not undertake any tasks beyond the scope of their training (i.e. wounds dressing changes) that would normally be undertaken by the community nursing team.
All carer’s have a responsibility under health and safety at work legislation (HSWA, 1974) to act safely and report any perceived risk or concerns within their working environment or with regard to the safety of a client.
Any concerns or changes regarding a client’s condition must be reported to the registered manager immediately. The manager must then re-assess the situation with a home visit where appropriate.