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Home care workers want a COVID-19 jab – with around one third of England’s workforce already vaccinated – but providers face “frustrating” vaccine delays due to a postcode lottery, a care leader warns.

February 9, 2021 11:44 am

As of 2 February, 32 per cent of England’s home care workforce have received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the UK Homecare Association’s (UKHCA) poll of 379 domiciliary care providers employing 27,210 care workers. ‘Clear evidence of a strong willingness’ Jane Townson, the chief executive of the UKHCA, wrote in a blog: “There is clear evidence of a strong willingness on the part of most home care workers to be vaccinated. This is a really encouraging start. “Given the numbers of staff involved and the extremely short period for these workers to obtain vaccination, it is to the immense credit of everyone concerned, including local government, central government, the NHS, GPs, primary care networks and employers that this has been...

Home Care Preferred Barnet Rated As Top 20 Recommended Home Care Providers in London 2020

July 14, 2020 10:48 am

Home Care Preferred Barnet has been awarded as one of the TOP 20 Recommended Home Care Providers in London 2020 for the 2nd consecutive year by homecare.co.uk. Homecare.co.uk is a leading UK Home Care review website with 9,645 Providers and more than 2.5 million visits per year. The award is mainly collated on client reviews which base their ratings on 6 key areas, namely, Overall Standard, Staff, Care / Support, Management, Treated with Dignity and Value for Money. We are glad to say that we have so far consistently met our clients expectations and we owe this achievement to our wonderful team of Support Assistants who have always taken their job responsibilities passionately in addition to maintaining a kind, friendly...

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How to Find the Best Live-in Care provider for your needs

June 16, 2020 3:34 pm

Seeing as how live-in care is the number one choice when it comes protecting your relatives form COVID-19, professionals are currently in high demand. Finding the best provider of live-in care services can be a daunting task, but don’t worry – we’ve got just the thing. This entire article is, in fact, dedicated to helping you find the expert that will best suit the needs of your loved ones. We’ve got both the question that you should be asking and the answers that you’re looking for right here. A Custom-tailored experience The first and most important question to ask your future live-in care provider is whether the service is fully customisable. Companies can offer a varying degree of customisation, depending...

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Should You Wear A Face Mask?

May 29, 2020 4:23 pm

NHS has advised that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should be self-isolating (between 7 to 14 days or maybe longer depending on symptoms) and should not leave the house.  While some who are infected may only experience mild to moderate symptoms and would fall into the category to self-isolate, there may be others that are infected but show no signs of any symptoms. Such individuals may be termed as asymptomatic carriers of the virus. This means that they do not manifest any symptoms of the viral infection at all. As the virus can be transmitted via exhaled droplets, wearing a face mask for those who appear healthy or asymptomatic may reduce the transmission of the new coronavirus virus to other people. This will limit the viral...

What is a Pandemic?

April 14, 2020 1:35 pm

  A pandemic describes an infectious disease where we see significant and ongoing person-to-person spread in multiple countries around the world at the same time. The last time a pandemic occurred was in 2009 with swine flu, which experts think killed hundreds of thousands of people. The 2002-2003 outbreak of SARS, which is also a coronavirus, was contained enough to avoid that classification. Pandemics are more likely if a virus is brand new, able to infect people easily and can spread from person-to-person in an efficient and sustained way. The WHO (World Health Organisation) pandemic phases were developed in 1999 and revised in 2005. The phases are applicable to the entire world and provide a global framework to aid countries...

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The ABCs Of Coronavirus

February 24, 2020 9:50 am

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. As it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses spread in cough droplets. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV...

How To Fund Your Care

How To Fund Your Care? (Updated)

January 23, 2020 3:13 pm

Funding for care may prove to be a daunting journey for some of us, especially when it comes to providing adequate support for your loved ones. We would like to share some tips on some common ways to help alleviate the cost of care :- Care Annuity or Care Fee Funding Plan/ Immediate Needs Annuities This is not the same as retirement annuity. In this instance, the care fee plan is purchased with a one-off lump sum payment (usually from savings, investment or property sale). This is not refundable unless capital protection is included. The income paid out by the insurance company is paid off for the rest of your life. This income is tax free! This type of policy...

Home Care Preferred Barnet Listed Among The Best Home Care Provider in London 2019

September 6, 2019 8:03 pm

Home Care Preferred Barnet has recently been named as one of the Top 20 Home Care providers in London 2019 by Homecare.co.uk. Homecare.co.uk is a leading UK Home Care review website with more than 9,000 Providers and has more than 2 million visits on its site per year. The homecare.co.uk Top 20 Home Care Awards 2019 highlight the most recommended Home Care Providers in each region of the UK and the Top 20 Home Care Groups in the UK. The Awards are based on the Review Score ranging from Overall Standard, Staff, Care/Support, Management, Treated with Dignity and Value for Money. The team were ecstatic with the announcement recently and to top it off, we also just had a Care...