All of us working in social care know that something needs to change. There are around 13,000 people stuck in hospital beds in England who could be discharged if only the right support was in place. But with more than 165,000 job vacancies in adult social care alone, the system is under immense strain.
Home care means different things to different people, but broadly speaking it’s the kind of care that can help you live as independently as possible in the home you love. The kind of care that BelleVie offers is suitable for adults of all ages. It can be a short-term arrangement – to help you get by while you’re recovering from an operation for instance – or it can be something more long-lasting, provided as often as needed on a regular basis.
As a carer it’s important to take care of your own wellbeing. Given the nature of the role, you might find yourself putting the needs of others before your own. Before long, you might start neglecting your own health, leading to burnout and fatigue. As the pressures of the role mount, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, and disconnected from the people and things that matter to you.
January can be a difficult time for many. After the festivities of the holiday season and New Year, it’s normal to feel a little glum. Everyone needs social connection to Thrive, whether that’s spending quality time with friends and family or simply making small talk with a stranger.
We are proud to announce that we have received £2.1 million in our latest seed and grant funding round from a group of ambitious, purpose-led investors who share our mission to empower more people to thrive at home.