Sup­port for home car­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Business Kent Update -

Beech Tree To­tal Care, which pro­vides home care sup­port ser­vices, is work­ing to en­sure that staff are fully sup­ported and given ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Emma Rut­ter­ford-Dawkins, who works at Beech Tree, based at Chamberlain Manor, Ash­ford, said: “Few re­alise how phys­i­cally and men­tally chal­leng­ing this ca­reer is. The turnover of staff can be as­ton­ish­ingly high.”

Beech Tree has re­cently up­dated their web­site to help com­bat this, visit www.beechtree­to­tal­

Staff can now ac­cess in­for­ma­tion and sup­port and ex­press in­ter­est in cour­ses.

There is also an area where car­ers can be praised for their work, show­ing oth­ers what is achiev­able.

Emma said: “We en­cour­age our team to push them­selves and achieve more than they imag­ined.

“The life of a carer is about mak­ing peo­ple feel hu­man and sup­port­ing peo­ple both men­tally and phys­i­cally so a lit­tle ap­pre­ci­a­tion goes a long way.”

For more in­for­ma­tion call 01233 627857.

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