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What is the DBS?

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps healthcare employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable candidates from working with vulnerable groups, including children and elderly . It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

For those posts that involve a greater degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults, ie the type of work that involves regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of such people, candidates will require an enhanced DBS check.

If I have a criminal conviction, can I still be employed?

This will depend on whether your offence is considered to make you unsuitable to have access to patients. We conduct a greater level of checks on staff who work with certain patient groups, such as children and vulnerable adults. We will however consider a range of factors before making our decision to appoint -the nature of the offence -the age at which it was committed – its relevance to the post in question – whether the applicant has a pattern of offending behaviour – whether the applicants circumstances have changed since the offending behaviour – the circumstances surrounding the offence and the explanation(s) offered by the convicted individual.

Why does Secure Healthcare Solutions ask for an Enhanced DBS Check ?

We do this to protect our client and patients. In doing this, we balance the need to prevent unsuitable people from working in sensitive posts, against the threat of discrimination against rehabilitated ex-offenders. In addition to the information included in the Standard Check, an Enhanced DBS Check includes a consultation of the new lists of individuals considered unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults. The police will also check for any additional information held in their files that might be relevant to the position being applied for. It is then up to the police to decide what extra information is added to the report.

What is the definition of a vulnerable adult?

Whilst the term ‘vulnerable’ is no longer in use, this is defined as an adult person aged 18 or over who is in receipt of specific types of services, namely:

  • healthcare for adults provided by, or under the direction or supervision of a regulated healthcare professional
  • personal care for adults
  • social work – provision by a social care worker of social work which is required in connection with any health services or social services
  • assistance with an adult’s cash, bills or shopping because of their age, illness or disability arranged via a third party
  • assisting in the conduct of an adult’s own affairs under a formal appointment
  • conveying adults for reasons of age, illness or disability to, from, or between places, where they receive healthcare, personal care or social work arranged via a third party.

Can Secure Healthcare Solutions Help with the Costs of DBS?

If you are a professional healthcare assistant, support worker with a minimum of 12 months experience , a registered nurse looking for work and motivated to do well in the Care industry , then secure healthcare solutions would be more than happy to take care of all the costs of your full enhanced DBS check, usually worth just under £70 mark.

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Full-time agency workers are welcome, with block bookings and contracts available. Benefits of working with Secure Healthcare

 

High pay rates
Flexible shifts
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Block bookings
Online timesheets
Dedicated Consultant
Refer a friend scheme
Free Uniform
Free Training
Meet and Greet (First Shift)
Internal Taxi Service for shifts
Both Permanent and Temporary Jobs available
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The winter can be an incredibly difficult season for anyone, but it is especially challenging for the elderly. With a plethora of various ailments and accidents waiting to strike, elderly people are the most at risk during this precarious time of year. These weather-related disasters are best to take precautions against, and the folks with live in care can prevent most of the possible dilemmas associated with the winter by following a few steps.

When It Comes To Hypothermia…

Hypothermia is a state of bodily distress caused by the internal temperature dropping to a dangerous level. The changes that accompany ageing can increase the risk of hypothermia. The possibility of someone having hypothermia is indicated by cold skin, fatigue, confusion, and slowed heart rate. To prevent against the dangers of hypothermia , you should

  • Refrain from being outdoors for very long.
  • Stay dry and keep clothes warm.
  • Layer your outfits so that you can stay warm.

When It Comes To Frostbite…

The indicators of frostbite are ashy coloured skin and pain in the extremities, but frostbite is most likely to affect the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, and toes. Though it is not normally fatal, it can result in the loss of a limb in the extreme. To prevent against the dangers of frostbite, you should

  • Cover all parts of your body, which includes wearing mittens and something over your face.
  • Run the cold parts of your body under warm water to keep them from becoming damaged.
  • Have your live in care professional ready and able to call 999 if needed.

When It Comes To Shoveling Snow…

Though snow shoveling in and of itself is not a bad thing, it can result in some very unfortunate circumstances for the elderly. The heart works extra hard to pump blood throughout the body during the cold, and this additional strenuous activity can cause some serious strain on the heart. It is also a dangerous activity for people with osteoporosis, because it can result in falls that damage bones. To prevent against the dangers of snow shoveling, you should

  • Watch out for iced pavements, including sidewalks!
  • Hire someone else to shovel the snow and salt the walkways.
  • Keep a pair of nonslip boots nearby to help control possible slipping.
  • Consider the use of additional support options, like a cane fitted with an ice pick.

As you get older, we know how important it is for you to maintain your independence and to keep enjoying the things you have always done. But have you ever considered hiring a professional carer that can  help you stay in your own home spending your time doing the things you love instead of having to do the everyday chores that life requires!

We are able to offer care for a wide range of personal requirements, conditions and circumstances. Whether you want companionship and some help around your home; more specialised care for conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s; or if your family carer simply wants a holiday… whatever you require, your needs are always our priority.

The best way to find out more is to call us and allow one of our advisers to come and see you and your loved ones and make sure you feel safe and your needs can be met.

Contact our Homecare Department:
Call us on 01902 302017 or write us to homecare@securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk

 

 

The winter can be an incredibly difficult season for anyone, but it is especially challenging for the elderly. With a plethora of various ailments and accidents waiting to strike, elderly people are the most at risk during this precarious time of year. These weather-related disasters are best to take precautions against, and the folks with live in care can prevent most of the possible dilemmas associated with the winter by following a few steps.

When It Comes To Hypothermia…

Hypothermia is a state of bodily distress caused by the internal temperature dropping to a dangerous level. The changes that accompany ageing can increase the risk of hypothermia. The possibility of someone having hypothermia is indicated by cold skin, fatigue, confusion, and slowed heart rate. To prevent against the dangers of hypothermia , you should

  • Refrain from being outdoors for very long.
  • Stay dry and keep clothes warm.
  • Layer your outfits so that you can stay warm.

When It Comes To Frostbite…

The indicators of frostbite are ashy coloured skin and pain in the extremities, but frostbite is most likely to affect the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, and toes. Though it is not normally fatal, it can result in the loss of a limb in the extreme. To prevent against the dangers of frostbite, you should

  • Cover all parts of your body, which includes wearing mittens and something over your face.
  • Run the cold parts of your body under warm water to keep them from becoming damaged.
  • Have your live in care professional ready and able to call 999 if needed.

When It Comes To Shoveling Snow…

Though snow shoveling in and of itself is not a bad thing, it can result in some very unfortunate circumstances for the elderly. The heart works extra hard to pump blood throughout the body during the cold, and this additional strenuous activity can cause some serious strain on the heart. It is also a dangerous activity for people with osteoporosis, because it can result in falls that damage bones. To prevent against the dangers of snow shoveling, you should

  • Watch out for iced pavements, including sidewalks!
  • Hire someone else to shovel the snow and salt the walkways.
  • Keep a pair of nonslip boots nearby to help control possible slipping.
  • Consider the use of additional support options, like a cane fitted with an ice pick.

As you get older, we know how important it is for you to maintain your independence and to keep enjoying the things you have always done. But have you ever considered hiring a professional carer that can  help you stay in your own home spending your time doing the things you love instead of having to do the everyday chores that life requires!

We are able to offer care for a wide range of personal requirements, conditions and circumstances. Whether you want companionship and some help around your home; more specialised care for conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s; or if your family carer simply wants a holiday… whatever you require, your needs are always our priority.

The best way to find out more is to call us and allow one of our advisers to come and see you and your loved ones and make sure you feel safe and your needs can be met.

Contact our Homecare Department:
Call us on 01902 302017 or write us to homecare@securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk