Thea and I founded Moor Independence Ltd, because we believe in the importance of home care and keeping people active. We were therefore delighted to read an article on line today, written by Paul Bristow – Member of Parliament for Peterborough since the 2019 – advocating our approach to looking after the vulnerable and elderly within society in his article in the Peterborough Telegraph: The Importance of Home Care.
In the article Paul Bristow explains “home care is the biggest part of our social care system – bigger than residential and care homes. It is increasingly involving administering medicines and taking decisions. Why do people still dismiss it as a low-skilled, unimportant job?”
Whilst Moor Independence don’t currently provide personal care, we provide an invaluable service to people that need support and companionship on a day to day basis. As a result, our clients can retain the independence at home, in an environment that they know and love and eases the burden on social care, district nurses and ultimately the NHS.
One of our core values is eloquently presented by Paul Bristows:
“Because social care in the home starts early, it is the way to prevent people being moved into a care home. It is the way to prevent hospital admissions, saving money and improving outcomes.”
Earlier support of dementia suffers can be extremely beneficial, preventing falls and keeping suffers minds active and helping them feel fulfilled on a daily basis. We were working with a client last week, who said he loves playing chess and whilst neither of us claim to be brilliant at chess the simple act of engaging in an activity our client enjoys is obvious.
Paul Bristow goes on to explain, perhaps why he is passionate about the subject: “Social care often only comes into our lives after some sort of event. An episode of ill health or an accident. I remember it well with my father, who was a strong and independent man, suddenly needing support from others.”
Tracey &Thea ❤