Gentle Folk Community Care
Gentle Folk Community Care are fully registered with the Care Quality Commission.
My career in health care started over 20 years prior to opening Gentle Folk Community Care,
I was a young mother with 2 boys to raise at home with my husband being out at work during the day. At that time I heard that a local nursing home needed night staff. My first night at work was very hard both physically and mentally.
I persevered and soon found out that I really enjoyed working with the elderly and most of them were happy to be living in the home
Since then I have worked for agencies working in hospitals, nursing homes, giving care into the community, working in a psychiatric unit and even in the office of a domiciliary care agency.
Over the years I have experienced a huge amount, I’ve been in emergency situations as well as being involved in the quiet everyday lives of most of the clients
Now 20 years on with my children starting their own families, I feel privileged to be able to offer my own care packages that will be tailor made just for you.
Our Staff Members
All our care assistants have to supply references and are fully vetted by the criminal records bureau.
All our care assistants conform to the legal requirements for organisations who work with vulnerable adults.
Before taking on any new staff we ensure that all our care assistants have the relevant induction into the company.
They also undergo all the relevant professional training, within the training the staff members must complete the skills for care induction programme. Gentle Folk Community Care supplies this to all our employees.
We also encourage our care assistants to further their education with an NVQ if they haven’t already done so.
The Proprietor of Gentle Folk Community Care explains how she came to run Gentle Folk Community Care.