Cambrette Care, Jersey’s leading community care provider, has announced that it is launching a new short-visit service called ‘CamCheck’. CamCheck is designed to support islanders who do not yet need full-time care, but would benefit from regular visits by a trained carer, to assist with things like medication and to ensure that their environment is safe.
A new CamCheck Team have been specially recruited, vetted, and fully trained as part of a new regular initiative being run by Cambrette to address the ongoing lack of qualified healthcare staff in Jersey. The CamCheck team are all trained in safe-handling, safeguarding, first aid, basic life support, infection control, food hygiene, dementia awareness, health and safety, fire awareness and medication, and supported by Care Managers who regularly audit their work.
Beth Gicquel, Director of Cambrette Care, commented:
‘We are excited to be launching CamCheck as a new service for the island. We often meet people who are not yet ready for fulltime care but would appreciate a little extra support, with things like medication management and preparing a light meal. Our goal is to help people remain safely in their own homes for as long as possible and to provide reassurance, both to clients and their loved ones. We have wanted to launch this service for some time, but lack of healthcare workers in Jersey meant we have struggled. However, with the launch of our new scheme, we have attracted some fantastic new Cambrette Carers who are fully trained, insured and supported.’
Prices for the CamCheck service range from £15 per visit on weekdays, and £18 per visit on the weekend, although there are discounts available for regular bookings.
The next intake for the Cambrette Care Training Scheme will be in February 2020, and interested applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance to express their interest.