An exploration of the UK unpaid carer's world

 

Update  13 Aug at foot of page re booking  


 Public page - Glamorgan Holiday Hotel here   

 

The Glamorgan Hotel in its location in the public  section of this website.


Our catering page here   

 

A big thank you  to everyone for such a welcome.  Royalty couldn't have wanted better. 


Day 1  - I August 2015 -  to Day 4    - all on the public page.


6 Aug

A big thank you  to everyone for such a beneficial and enjoyable holiday.  

Booking  3 to 8   2 to 8  or 3 to 9  September for our next hol.   Contact

                               as we have added a night, please email which you prefer - asap


Yours aye (trad Scots farewell)


Alan F Harrison (Prof)






One assumes that toy cars of WAV appearance are available.  One imagines that toy wheelchairs are available.  However, highly loseable with children around.  All the models would be fixed using a tracking system rather like a toy train set without rails.  Children will be able to slide things around.  Once established, push-buttons will direct the movements.


The track etc would be set in idyllic country surroundings.   


Carer Liaison specialist

Is there a member of junior, perhaps middle management who has carer experience who might be considered for training?   I could be involved.

If not, and it is thought to be worth investigating, I could be involved in training.  There is plenty within this website for the carer world newcomers and those more fluent with it.

The person might be called - Carer Liaison Officer but the title needs careful consideration.  Adviser might be better.

The person's job description might include:

A
Liaise with surrounding county carer provision.  Invite leaflets, posters etc.      

B
List all provision further afield.  

C
Meet and greet all visitors for an initial discussion of needs.  Pass to specialist sales staff as appropriate.

D
Be responsible for the Information Room.

Attend appropriate events as company rep.  To discuss.


F to M saved for additions.  My Sunday time is precious.  Most of what you read on the pages is under construction.

N

The person spec considerations might include:

O
A woman could be considered a priority. 

"Out of the UK’s carers, 42% of carers are men and 58% are women.." source  Plenty to discuss.

I have yet to find out where carers fit into your clientele.  Significantly I presume.

P
Experience could include roles in carer provision, healthcare, WAVs, as OT, as DN, marketing, fundraising, event management, finance.  

It follows that the main qualification would be from within these (WAVs excluded).

It is not conditional that a graduate would fill the post.  You may have other ideas.

Q
To return to an initial question - "Is there a member of junior, perhaps middle management who has carer experience?"

I see the post as part time to begin with.  Ideally, the person would be recruited from within.  If it doesn't work out, she/he returns to original post full time.   However, I know nothing about your staffing structure.


R
Exploration needed of healthcare courses involving unpaid carers particularly postgraduate courses.  Some. at least, will include work experience.  Also consider researchers.  One doesn't know until one looks and something worthwhile could result at small expense. 



S
Also explore funding possibilities, either in tandem with R and independently.


T
You may have read "D/1 -What experience does J have re child wheelchair needs and suitable vehicles? and D/2
Consider what J is doing and what needs to be done re children - those who need wheelchairs and those who just come with parents. 

The quotes are from here.
  1. If you will, a leaflet on News.  I can't see anything new here beyond what is shown elsewhere.  It's always worth updating the posting date even if the text isn't. Newcomers won't know.  Today it shows January!
Note on Small working models of ramps etc

One assumes that toy cars of WAV appearance are available.  One imagines that toy wheelchairs are available.  However, highly loseable with children around.  All the models would be fixed using a tracking system rather like a toy train set without rails.  Children will be able to slide things around.  Once established, push-buttons will direct the movements.

The track etc would be set in idyllic country surroundings.  That might herald a move which must have been in directors' minds for long enough!


Carer Liaison specialist

Is there a member of junior, perhaps middle management who has carer experience who might be considered for training?   I could be involved.

If not, and it is thought to be worth investigating, I could be involved in training.  There is plenty within this website for the carer world newcomers and those more fluent with it.

The person might be called - Carer Liaison Officer but the title needs careful consideration.  Adviser might be better.

The person's job description might include:

A
Liaise with surrounding county carer provision.  Invite leaflets, posters etc.      

B
List all provision further afield.  

C
Meet and greet all visitors for an initial discussion of needs.  Pass to specialist sales staff as appropriate.

D
Be responsible for the Information Room.

Attend appropriate events as company rep.  To discuss.


F to M saved for additions.  My Sunday time is precious.  Most of what you read on the pages is under construction.

N

The person spec considerations might include:

O
A woman could be considered a priority. 

"Out of the UK’s carers, 42% of carers are men and 58% are women.." source  Plenty to discuss.

I have yet to find out where carers fit into your clientele.  Significantly I presume.

P
Experience could include roles in carer provision, healthcare, WAVs, as OT, as DN, marketing, fundraising, event management, finance.  

It follows that the main qualification would be from within these (WAVs excluded).

It is not conditional that a graduate would fill the post.  You may have other ideas.

Q
To return to an initial question - "Is there a member of junior, perhaps middle management who has carer experience?"

I see the post as part time to begin with.  Ideally, the person would be recruited from within.  If it doesn't work out, she/he returns to original post full time.   However, I know nothing about your staffing structure.


R
Exploration needed of healthcare courses involving unpaid carers particularly postgraduate courses.  Some. at least, will include work experience.  Also consider researchers.  One doesn't know until one looks and something worthwhile could result at small expense. 



S
Also explore funding possibilities, either in tandem with R and independently.


T
You may have read "D/1 -What experience does J have re child wheelchair needs and suitable vehicles? and D/2
Consider what J is doing and what needs to be done re children - those who need wheelchairs and those who just come with parents. 

The quotes are from here.




You are the best people to determine the content of this and it may exist already.  I didn't see one.

Ideally, it would include a window onto the workshop.  Refreshments are assumed.


I would have liked to have seen various aspects of WAVs before roaming the yard and then meeting Paul.  They include:

(The here links are for my use.  You know where they are.

Writing leaflets concentrates the mind after so many years (if true) of the same text on the website.)




 2    Hope to work with C  raising money for a carer charity - to discuss which one(s). 


3   Would it be a good idea to add a panel on your new Home page?   
 

     For unpaid carers  or  Are you an unpaid carer?  

4    If so, it follows that a panel for paid carers might be a good idea.


3    Would it be a good idea to add a panel on your Home page?    For unpaid carers  or  Are you an unpaid 
      carer?         

       a      
       Before that takes place, we could look at an Information Room or part of the new showroom devoted to it

       Unpaid Carer info could be an important aspect of the room/area.  

       b
        
       Offer sessions to solve problems, share info.  Perhaps call them workshops for unpaid carers.  Fine for just carers 
       and non-technical people. 

       There is plenty of general provision for carers but less in the context of mobility.  

       In the autumn of 2014, I turned up at T in a WAV.  

      Some staff I came into contact with had never heard of or seen one. If someone asks about WAVs and related 
      aspects  this autumn, perhaps the situation will have changed.  If you have no direct links with dealers, I can 
      suggest one not to talk to.
       


4    If so, it follows that a panel for paid carers might be a good idea. 

       4.1
   
       a
       Hope we can talk re sessions for paid carers (ie within companies) plus or minus OTs and other healthcare 
       professionals.   

       b
       Seminars for professionals are shown here.  These new seminars would be much more practical and deal with a 
       wide range of issues.  A wider population would be targeted.

       c
       The main approach is to portray what is available to the assembled throng in an holistic way and where T fits in.

       d
       More-normal titles for professionals needed.  There is much ambiguity and overlap re the names given to all in 
       this domain.  As we know, often, carer means unpaid/informal carer but, according to context, it doesn't.  It gets 
       worse so the page here helps in yet another context.

       e
       Once decided as a possibility, there could be another page for paid carers on your website plus material etc in 
       any Info Room.  Ditto re healthcare professionals.

       f
       All this stems from learning that T is engaged in training.  Would like to hear more.



       4.2

       a
       Perhaps put T's carer experience on a page on the T website and call for carers (all types) to add their views, ask 
       questions  etc.

       b
       Perhaps hold a meeting of all T staff who deal with the public and who may have ideas for consideration.

       c
       The aim is to consolidate the ideas into a cohesive and same-hymn-sheet  set of stories and expertise of appeal 
        to potential and existing clientele.





J
A Robert Burns event in 2016 at the NEC aimed for the Guinness Book of Records

K
A gourmet club for clients in the more expensive range of vehicle purchases.


More to follow.


pagetop here    for pasting   

                                          The Information Room and the Carer Liaison specialist  here   

                                          Personal interests of possible relevance to the situation here  

                                          Home page here 


http://carerworld.yolasite.com/cart2.php


Carer Liaison specialist

Is there a member of junior, perhaps middle management who has carer experience who might be considered for training?   I could be involved.

If not, and it is thought to be worth investigating, I could be involved in training.  There is plenty within this website for the carer world newcomers and those more fluent with it.

The person might be called - Carer Liaison Officer but the title needs careful consideration.  Adviser might be better.

The person's job description might include:

A
Liaise with surrounding county carer provision.  Invite leaflets, posters etc.      

B
List all provision further afield.  

C
Meet and greet all visitors for an initial discussion of needs.  Pass to specialist sales staff as appropriate.

D
Be responsible for the Information Room.

Attend appropriate events as company rep.  To discuss.


F to M saved for additions.  My Sunday time is precious.  Most of what you read on the pages is under construction.

N

The person spec considerations might include:

O
A woman could be considered a priority. 

"Out of the UK’s carers, 42% of carers are men and 58% are women.." source  Plenty to discuss.

I have yet to find out where carers fit into your clientele.  Significantly I presume.

P
Experience could include roles in carer provision, healthcare, WAVs, as OT, as DN, marketing, fundraising, event management, finance.  

It follows that the main qualification would be from within these (WAVs excluded).

It is not conditional that a graduate would fill the post.  You may have other ideas.

Q
To return to an initial question - "Is there a member of junior, perhaps middle management who has carer experience?"

I see the post as part time to begin with.  Ideally, the person would be recruited from within.  If it doesn't work out, she/he returns to original post full time.   However, I know nothing about your staffing structure.


R
Exploration needed of healthcare courses involving unpaid carers particularly postgraduate courses.  Some. at least, will include work experience.  Also consider researchers.  One doesn't know until one looks and something worthwhile could result at small expense. 



S
Also explore funding possibilities, either in tandem with R and independently.


T
You may have read "D/1 -What experience does J have re child wheelchair needs and suitable vehicles? and D/2
Consider what J is doing and what needs to be done re children - those who need wheelchairs and those who just come with parents. 

The quotes are from here.





pagetop here   for pasting    The Information Room and the Carer Liaison specialist      Home page here


http://carerworld.yolasite.com/cart3.php





As you have guessed, this is only a joke.   A joke, now and then, can stir people to think about the overall situation.  The door notices might also say that the problem is worst when the weather is hot.  Today - 4 Aug  (0700) it's blowing a rain-potential gale. 


Teething problems after the refurb are to be expected. That is, if the boiler needed serious attention.  Is so, it wasn't serious enough. 

The dining room radiator in the apartment is off.  why aren't all others?

The water problem is another boiler symptom. I call it luke warm.  It may be just hot enough at the basin but it's nowhere near hot enough for a bath.  Add anti-freeze!

Final comment.  The water rad in the bathroom and the loo-roll holder need moving back.  The user  with Zimmer etc is in a battle for space.


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If you tell Merryl, Gillian and  Sheilagh we hope to see them (they sat with Mrs H at meals), you might get more bookings.  Please email with results