A recent BBC article highlighted the need for another 20,000 carers in Wales by 2030. In 2016 there were just over 160,000 people over the age of 80 but this is forecast to grow to over 260,000 people by 2034 an increase of 100,000 people. The graph below shows predicted increases to 2034.
The fact of the matter is people are living longer which will increase the demand for many more care workers. The BBC article highlighted the increase in age population but also raises awareness about negative stigma surrounding a carers job role in Wales and Cardiff.
What is the Stigma?
The stigma and perception of a carers role is that the job description demands long hours and carers are paid low rates of pay. Sue Evans who is the chief executive of Social Care Wales went on to say:
“Terms and conditions are obviously a factor such as pay and work hours, however, our research has helped us learn that people working in the care sector find it a really rewarding career, they stay because of the values that the job entails such as, one, having compassion for people they care for and, two, the way it betters peoples lives.”
Bettering the perception of a carers job role will help go towards increasing the number of carers in Wales by 2030. Carers will be needed in a wide variety of areas such as occupational therapy and domiciliary care here in Cardiff.
How ProCare Nursing can help?
We have been established in the care sector for over 20 years. We have been providing fully trained carers to councils, private families and organisations working in the care sector all over Cardiff and Wales.
We carry out thorough mandatory health and social care training inducting all new care workers, care support workers also have the option to go on and complete QCF qualifications in health and social care from level 2, 3 and 5, this enables carers to continually improve the care they provide delivering care to a high standard.
If you are a council, a private family, or an organisation working in the care sector we want to hear from you. We have a range of packages that can suit your clients, examples are:
– 1 to 2 hour care packages
– 3 to 4 hour care packages
– 12 to 24 hour care packages
Packages are tailored to your needs from medication administration from dressing and other forms of health and social care. We are here to increase the amount of carers in Wales by 2030 helping care for the elderly providing first class domiciliary support in Wales and Cardiff.
To finish here is a video produced by the BBC that shows specific requirements helping a blind person, ProCare Nursing can provide fully trained carers to help with any requirement.
Contact us for more information we are happy to help and discuss your requirements offering quality care at competitive rates.