Come along to our open day on Thursday 7th April 2022!

Applewood Support are opening our offices for you to find out more about what it takes to be a Carer. Watch a live Moving and Handling demonstration and have all your questions answered before you apply. Find out if being a carer is the next career for you!

What you can expert:

· Coffee & Cake welcome

· Who we are as a Company

· What we do

· About the job

· What it means to be a carer

· How we make a difference

· Live Moving & Handling Demonstration

· Q & A

Sessions available:

There are 2 slots available with a maximum attendee capacity of 15 per session.

Session 1
Start Time 11:00am
End 12:30pm
Session 2
Start Time 1:00pm
End 2:30pm

It’s completely free to attend and will be a fun and informative event. Spaces are subject to availability and are limited to 15 per session, so booking is recommended. 

To reserve a space, please ring our office on 02476 100430. Please let our lovely receptionist Janice know you would like to book a space on our Open day. If you can let her know which session you wish to attend (11am or 1pm) she will give you a booking reference (or email it to you). 

We can’t wait to meet you! 

Come and meet us!

We will be attending the Nuneaton Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair on Friday 11th February 2022 which has been organised by Marcus Jones MP.

If you are looking to start a career in Care, then pop along and have a chat with us in person! We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Jubilee Sports Centre, Greenmoor Road, Nuneaton, CV10 7EZ

Majority of people in social care have no idea how much their care costs, survey shows

Findings prompt concerns ‘complex’ social care system adopted by councils prevents people managing their own care provision, say experts.

The majority of elderly people in social care have no idea how much it costs, new findings show, prompting concerns local councils are not doing enough to
help people manage their own care provision. A survey of 2,000 people within the sector showed a lack of knowledge among those being cared for, with 71 per cent saying they had “no idea and couldn’t even guess” the cost of their care and only 5 per cent knowing the figure precisely.

The findings, collected by solution provider for local authority adult social care Younifi, showed that when asked who was responsible for their care, a third of those being cared for said it was themselves, while 26 per cent said it was their family and friends and 24 per cent said it was the NHS or local authorities. However, 68 per cent said they wanted to be in control, with the majority of these wanting this to be in partnership with their close family and friends (63 per cent), and just 12 per cent saying they want their local authorities to have control over it.

Seventy per cent of the cared for and 67 per cent of carers meanwhile said more support was needed from experts for people to manage their own care — an indication that people want to be in control and not relinquishing it to third parties. Tony Pinkington, managing director of Younifi, told The Independent a “very process-based” and complex system was causing councils to fall “a long way” short of targets for people managing their own care, adding that councils should do more to link people with existing community-based services rather than taking on the responsibility themselves.

“Most councils falling are long way short of the targets for people managing their own care, which is predominantly due to how complex it is to be able to interact with providers and councils. It’s very process-based and not necessarily intuitive and easy”, he said.

“If they could simplify the processes and make it so people could manage their care in a much more light touch, intuitive and flexible way, then there would probably be many more people doing so and taking pressure of councils.”