About Us and Our Services
We provide services to:
People over 18 years of age
People with physical disability
People with learning disability
People with mental health needs
The terminally ill
Carers in need of respite, long or short term
Types of care available:
- Assistance with Mobility
(one or two carers depending on needs)
Assistance with washing/dressing
Assistance with applying creams
Putting on support stockings
Male & female support workers will have training in:
Moving and handling
Emergency first aid
- Food hygiene
Administration of medications
Complete a full induction course
Have an enhanced CRB check completed prior to commencement of employment
We also provide:
Do you yourself, or someone you know need a little help?
Perhaps you are a carer yourself and could use some time away from the house?
Whatever your need, there's no need to struggle, get in touch with our
management team for a chat, you'll find all our contact details at the
top of each page on this site or see our contact page.
For service charges please get in touch. Prices vary depending on the
length and time of call.
Calls can be:
TRAINING AT CAREFIRST
At Carefirst, we like to ensure that all new employees to the agency undertake a comprehensive training programme prior to commencing with care within the community setting. Our goal is to support potential new employees to have full awareness and knowledge in the fields of care the agency provides support in.
Each new care employee will complete an induction process within the agency. A full induction programme is completed over a 4 day period and is provided within the training room facilities at the agency's premises. The induction programme includes:
- Skills for care knowledge and practical skills
- Policies and procedures surrounding Carefirst practices
- Care planning
- Equality and diversity
- Nutrition and well being
- Medication administration
- Adult protection
- Personal care delivery
- Dementia care support
- Infection control
- 1st aid
- Moving and positioning
- Health and safety
- Continence management and support
Carefirst is also keen to support new employees with obtaining national vocational qualifications in Health and Social care, providing support in accessing and managing their course work within their working career.
All new employees will be given the opportunity to work alongside experienced members of the care team prior to taking on as a Health and social care worker. Known as shadowing, each new member is given the opportunity to shadow an experienced team member in the area of work that may shortly become their own.
Supervision and training is an ongoing area of support that Carefirst offer new employees, depending on the individual needs of new care members, supervision and training is continuously on offer.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
We aim to be a highly motivated team providing a first class quality service
within the community tailored to the individual needs of the service user.
Our service provides competent and approachable management,
employing supportive caring staff suitably trained and responsive to
meet the needs of the individual, helping to support the well being
of all service users and maintain a first class service at all times.
Maintaining independence by supporting individuals to
live independently in their own homes.
To address the service user in a manner of their choice.
Ensuring Choice Dignity Privacy and Respect is maintained
at all times regardless of a persons disability, sexuality, race, origin,
culture, religious beliefs and values.
To treat all information about individuals in a private and confidential manner.
With continuing reviews this enables our Service users
to have a positive input in their care package ensuring their needs
Each employee will be carefully selected, Have a enhanced
CRB disclosure and supported by the management team, each employee will
have a personal development plan, ensuring that their training needs
are met, enabling them to provide first class service to our Service
All Support Workers will be encouraged to undertake an NVQ in Care.