The new face of car­ing

Monthly Chronicle - - Health & Well-being -

So you’ve or­gan­ised to have in home sup­port – you’re told it will make a dif­fer­ence and help you to stay liv­ing at home in­de­pen­dently. Your next con­cern is: ‘Who will come? What will they be like? Who are they?’ Most of the ad­ver­tis­ing you’ve seen has pic­tures of at­trac­tive women with sweet older ladies, hav­ing a cup of tea to­gether or walk­ing in a pretty gar­den.

At Just Bet­ter Care Hills Dis­trict, we have a team of peo­ple with var­ied in­ter­ests and back­grounds. One of our team, Robert, has an in­ter­est­ing story. He ini­tially worked for a bank, then was moved into their com­puter depart­ment; when the bank out­sourced this, he trained as a com­puter pro­gram­mer and be­gan work­ing in soft­ware de­vel­op­ment. At the age of 50, Robert was re­trenched.

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