Everycare Edinburgh is delighted to announce the launch of our care at home and live-in care services into Perth and Kinross.
Serving the city of Perth itself as well as the North and South Perth and Kinross locality areas, we have recently started providing our highly regarded personal care expertise in the area and currently have capacity to meet additional client demand here.
Care Manager, Dawn D’Aeth says “Everycare is at the forefront of delivering care at the quality end of the market, and we are pleased to be expanding to bring our care at home offering to even more people in need of assistance in Perth and Kinross.”
We are very pleased to have our latest recruit, Mokgadi Muleya, joining the team here in Edinburgh.
Mo has a wealth of experience to bring to our valued clients and has recently relocated to Edinburgh from Leicester. With her sunny disposition, we are delighted to have Mo on board!
People leaving work to care for someone are losing out on nearly £6,000 per year in income on average, new figures suggest.
More than 5 million people provide some form of unpaid care, according to the latest census figures, with 2 million doing so for more than 20 hours per week.
But taking time out from work to care for others means they face an effective penalty of almost £500 per month, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) estimated. This can rise to as high as £9,000 per year after six years of providing unpaid care, it said.
This is because most of these carers are unable to find other sources of income, with more than a quarter not receiving a pension, carers’ allowance or universal credit, the foundation found.
Abby Jitenda, of the JRF, said: “It’s not right that unpaid carers on low incomes are losing out on thousands of pounds, and being pushed into poverty as they can no longer work, while providing much-needed care that benefits us all.”
Earlier this year, Parliament passed the Carer’s Leave Act, which is designed to give unpaid carers one week of unpaid leave a year. However, Ms Jitenda added this did not go far enough to stop people from dropping out of work when care needs intensified.
For more information visit the Telegraph website.
Friday 30th June 2023 is a hugely important milestone for our longest standing client, Rhoda, who will be celebrating her 100th Birthday today with family from near and far, and who serves as an inspiration to us all.
Great fun and sharp as a tack, and looking absolutely marvellous, Happy Birthday from all of us here at Everycare Edinburgh, Rhoda! You are amazing and we wish you many more years of continuing good health and happiness!