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Here at Secure healthcare, we understand that spinal cord injuries are continuing to rise over the last 10 years, and there is a growing challenge to look after these individuals to ensure that they live a quality life. It has become one of the most important health and care issues faced in the UK.

Spinal cord injuries
are generally caused by direct trauma, for example, it may be by falling down the stairs, a small fall, sporting injury, or car accident.

In the UK, the number of people being diagnosed with spinal cord injuries continues to increase, there are around 2500 people injured or diagnosed each year with a spinal cord injury.

The total number of people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK is 50,000.

A spinal cord injury is likely to be progressive over time, initially, you will get mild symptoms, however over time.

Everybody with a spinal cord injury will experience slightly different symptoms, depending on the area of the spine that has been injured and other related injuries. The force from these accidents to the spine causes the bone to break and affects the spinal cord. Injuries can also cause swelling from spinal fractures. With an older person, the force required to cause these injuries is likely to be much less, as the thinning of bones makes them more brittle which causes the bones to break more easily.

Some of the common symptoms include:
– Numbness below the level of the injury
– Muscle weakness below the level of the injury
– Loss of bowel and bladder control
– Loss of feeling in the chest, arm, or legs
– Breathing problems
– Loss of movement and finding it difficult to move around the house, without experiencing pain

We understand that looking after a loved one with a spinal cord injury, can be difficult, alongside other commitments, we know that family and friends want to remain close to their loved ones, which is why we provide spinal injury care within a home care setting. Whether you require personal home care for your loved ones for a few hours or for large periods of time, we are here to provide care and support. Our case managers work closely without the healthcare team to devise care plans to accommodate individual client needs. We provide mental support, care, and nutrition support and we are here to help.

Spinal Cord Injury Care
In summary how we can help

– Ensuring your loved ones stay safe at home in their own family surroundings
– Support in building confidence and encouraging individuals to try everyday tasks
– Support with meal preparation and ensuring individuals is eating a nutritious diet to encourage a healthy diet
– Regularly engage and stimulate with individuals by doing activities to encourage brain activity
– Supporting families of service users to reassure them that they are in the best possible hands
– Creating and managing bespoke plans tailored to individual needs. Whether you require us to visit many times a day, or a live-in carer to be there all the time, we are here to help.
– A dedicated care manager, who will be the point of contact for any queries or concerns that you may have.
– Dedicated specialist team, with professional training ad experience
– 24hr on-call support
– Monitoring and managing care plans to ensure the best quality care is provided.

If you or your loved ones required spinal injury care and support within a home care environment, contact us on 01902 302017 or click here to find out more about spinal injury care.

Statistics reported by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) outline that young people aged 18-34 are most likely to apply to a care job, 64% and over half the people this age are open to changing their jobs to start a career in adult social care. At Secure Healthcare we understand that young individuals do not have any experience at a young age, which is why we have opportunities for individuals to start their careers with no experience.

For a healthcare role you have to be passionate about providing care and at times it can be very challenging, there may be problems that you have to solve at times.

A care job is varied, every day is fairly different and it involves you being on your feet a lot, compared to an office job which is very desk based. A career in care is about making a difference to people’s lives and there are opportunities to progress.

For an individual that has no experience, and if you are passionate about providing care, then starting your career as domiciliary carer is the best option.

Domiciliary care is when a carer visits the service user’s home to provide care and support in the comfort of their own home. With home care it may be for short periods of time, from one-two hours, several hours or 24-hour care. Providing home care services allows individuals to feel independent to allow them to live a quality life.

For a domiciliary carer, some of the day-to-day responsibilities include:
– Providing personal care such as washing and dressing
– Supporting patients to get in and out of bed
– Assistance with going to the toilet
– Help with preparing with daily meals
– Communicating with service users to provide the patient company
– Assisting with household tasks
– Aid with helping patients get around the house

(A domiciliary care role requires access to a vehicle)

Career
Career

A domiciliary care role is a great way to start your healthcare journey and it can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience, you will require an RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. Click here to find out more.

If you are young individual that has 6 months care experience, but are seeking new opportunities, then a healthcare assistant could be the role that you are looking for.

When you have gained domiciliary experience and through our internal training and further qualifications, you have the opportunity to become a healthcare assistant, which is when care is generally provided more in care homes. When progressing to healthcare assistant roles, there is opportunities to become a complex carer within a home care setting or within a care home, through our internal training and development opportunities.

As a young individual, if you are seeking to start your journey within health care, then check out our domiciliary roles and HCA roles local to you within the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to find out more. Pick up as many shifts as you want and choose shifts around your availability.

As a young adult, you may require some extra support and assistance, while living more independently or it may be that your child is moving from children’s social care to adult’s social care.

We are here to support you or your loved ones and provide care to young adults that require it, whether this is required for a few hours, a few times a week, or full time, we are here to support you. We ensure independence and allow young adults to live an active life.

At Secure Healthcare, we understand that individuals requiring help or support for a loved one, can heavily affect your emotions.

Initially, individuals may feel anxious and nervous or could feel excited and overwhelmed. Overall, it is to improve the quality of life for an individual and it allows you to live a more independent life.

If yourself or your loved one is an adult, seeking support, there is many things that you can do to make life easier. Our healthcare team can support and provide care by assisting with day-to-day tasks, support with arranging appointments, assist with providing medication, support with shopping etc.

Every young individual deserves the chance to achieve their highest potential, which is why we offer short term and long-term care for young adults with complex care needs. We want to make sure that young adults have the opportunity to identify their goals and to feel fully supported every step of the way by our experienced healthcare team.

We know that letting someone new into your home can be a difficult decision and we understand that individual’s needs are going to be different. At Secure Healthcare, we have a person-centred approach which means that our case managers assess individual needs of our service users to find the correct amount of support and care.

There are various conditions that we provide support for:
– Acquired brain injury
– Spinal cord injuries
– Palliative care
– ADHD
– Down syndrome
– Cerebral palsy
– Neurological conditions (MS & MND)
– Stroke & Hypertension
Parkinson’s & Huntington’s
– catheter, bowel & stoma care
– Tracheostomy care
Gastronomy care
– Ventilated patients
– Continence care
– PEG feeding

Supporting Young Adults What you need to know

Our healthcare team are all DBS checked, receive specialist training and have qualifications to ensure the best quality care and support is provided. Our specialist care services are regulated by the care quality commission. We ensure our team receive up to date training and are fully qualified.

When supporting young adults, there is two ways that we can provide care and support. This can be provided in a home care environment or within a care home setting.

Providing care in a personal home care setting has become very popular within society and it allows individuals to be close to their loved ones, around familiar surroundings. Another benefit of home care is that healthcare provided is more flexible, for example it could be provided for a few hours a day or a few times a week. The cost of this care is much lower compared to care within a care home. Home care also allows healthcare teams to build a stronger relationship with individual patients.

In a care home setting, care is generally more full time with individuals that have more serious healthcare conditions. Care in a care home setting is more routine based and you can not be around your loved ones as much.

Whether you require care for yourself or your loved ones within a home care environment or within a care home, find out more about our services by clicking here or contact us on 01902 302017

Working as a healthcare assistant, the role is generally varied and can include working alongside Nurses in care homes, hospitals or within GP’s.
If you are considering a career in care, then becoming an HCA could be the role for you to specialise.

For a HCA role, there is no set requirements, however there is certain skills and personal characteristics that you must have for you to pursue this career option.
– You need to be patient and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
– Have a caring and friendly personality
– For this role stamina and endurance is required, as there is a lot movement involved
– Great communication skills to use effectively with service users and great listening skills
– Ability to work well with others, this includes service users, healthcare professionals and with family members
– Excellent written and spoken English skills are required
– Willing to undertake personal care (washing, assisting with toilet etc.)

Working as HCA has many responsibilities, these could be regular routine responsibilities and can also change depending on the clients needs, you need to have the ability to adapt to certain situations.

As a healthcare assistant, you will be providing care and support to those in need:
– Washing and dressing patients if required
– Serving and assisting with food preparation to feed patients
– Assistance with movement around the house
– Making and changing beds
– Assistance with toileting
– Taking and recording basic interventions such as blood pressure, temperature and finger prick testing, weight etc.
– Listening and talking with patients
– Sterilising equipment
– Keeping supplies and equipment in order
– Administering basic medicine and bandaging wounds if required. For this, HCA’s will be provided training to apply this
to service users

Healthcare Assistant
Healthcare Assistant

How Secure Healthcare could help?
Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we require 6 months experience and we provide full training to allow you to gain skills and knowledge to support service users. Our services are regulated by the CQC.

We will not throw you in the deep end, we can arrange shadow shifts to be completed. This is where, you will shadow a senior member of the team, allowing you to get hands on experience, gain confidence and understand the role. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions.

For our healthcare assistants, we provide ongoing support, through training and qualifications, we also supervise and carry out spot checks to identify any potential training needs.

At Secure Healthcare, you can choose when you want to work, so if you require full-time hours, part time or extra shifts alongside your regular job, then a flexible role could be just for you.

Secure Healthcare is always hiring health care assistants across the West Midlands and Staffordshire. We are always seeking highly passionate health care workers to join our care team. If you believe, you have the right skills and characteristics, or want to find out more about the benefits of working for Secure Healthcare.

Sobia’s experience of working as a healthcare assistant

Sobia’s experience of working as a healthcare assistant at Secure Healthcare.

“For a healthcare assistant role, you have to have a strong character and be passionate about providing care. Working as a carer is not an easy ride, there is daily responsibilities based on individual client needs, however there is unexpected challenges that arise over the course of providing care”.

We have healthcare jobs across the Midlands & Staffordshire, whether you are seeking part time, full time or the odd shifts around your availability, then discover the latest roles using our job search tool or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449.

Deciding whether to start or change your career to become a carer, can be a difficult decision to make, however if you are passionate about providing care and are seeking a rewarding and progressive opportunity in care, then starting your journey in care could be the role just for you.
With a care job, the role is varied, where every day is relatively different and requires you to be on your feet, without the constraints of a desk job, then working for Secure Healthcare could be the role for you. Despite the challenges caring for other individuals, a career in care is a satisfying career option and can make a real difference to many people’s lives.

To identify if you are a great fit for care roles, we have provided some helpful tips to see if you are a great match for Secure Healthcare.

Is care work right for me?
For a care role, you really have to be passionate about helping people, you need to be friendly and have a good work ethic, individuals need to be compassionate and understanding, also have the ability to deal with complex situations. Strong communication skills are required and it is important that you remain calm under pressure.

Do I need previous experience?
Care roles do not all require experience, for a domiciliary carer role, which is home care, no experience is required and full training is provided. Starting your journey with us as Dom carer allows you to start you care career without any experience and through training and qualifications provided by professional trainers, you have the opportunity to progress your career as a healthcare assistant and complex carer, which generally requires 6 months experience which you have the option of reaching through us.

Starting your career in care

So, what is Domiciliary care?
Domiciliary care is when carers visit the home of an individual to provide support and care in the comfort of your own home. This may be for short periods of time, from one-two hours, several hours or 24-hour care. By providing home care services, it will allow patients to feel independent to allow them to live a quality life.

Some of the day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Personal care such as washing and dressing
  • Assisting with getting patients in and out of bed
  • Support with going to the toilet
  • Preparing daily mails
  • Talking to the patient and providing the patient company
  • Support with household tasks
  • Helping patients get around the house

A domiciliary care role is a great way to start your healthcare journey and it can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience, you will require an RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. Click here to find out more.

If you are passionate about care and seeking an opportunity to start your career within care, then look no further and use our job search tool by clicking here to discover roles in the West Midlands. We have flexible part-time and full-time domiciliary roles across Wolverhampton, providing rewarding salaries and choose as many shifts as you require around your availability.

Or contact us on 01902 302017 to find out more and secure a role with us today.

Complex carers are a very important part of the front-line team to ensure quality care and support is provided to those that require it. Providing care and support to our service users requires a lot of hard work and is one of the most difficult occupations. We highly appreciate those that dedicate their lives to helping others.

Kabriya is one of our star complex care workers, who has been providing care for over 10 years. She started her journey as a Domiciliary carer in Wolverhampton and through training and development at Secure Healthcare has progressed her career to become a complex carer. Below in summary Kabriya will be outlining the day in the life of a carer.

By working as a complex carer, within a homecare environment, every day is different and it is more than just a job. You have to be passionate about providing healthcare, you need to be a hard willing worker. For me it is about building strong relationships with the service users and feeling part of a new family. I strive to make a real positive difference to our service users lives, every single day.

Being a complex carer, requires a strong character, you have to remain professional and positive, even though you may be experiencing personal issues. This is the life of a carer.

You may be required to provide care and support during the day or nights. While providing homecare for an individual there will be day to day responsibilities such as supporting service users with baths and showers, dressing, assisting with food, medications, housework movement around the house and much more. There are new challenges that can arise while providing care and support and it is important
that you handle this in a calm and safe manner.

complex carer
complex carer

Throughout my job I have to assess the needs of our service users to ensure tailored quality personal home care is provided.

Listening to people is important, it is vital that I communicate with service users, family members of those that I am providing care for and also with healthcare professionals to ensure that quality care and support is provided.

With the Covid 19 pandemic, it is also important that I use appropriate PPE to protect myself and others from Covid 19. This is done by wearing gloves, aprons, using face masks and disinfecting surfaces when necessary.

It is important that you follow care plans devised, by collaboratively working with case managers to ensure that tailored care and support is provided. It is also important to document everything, so care plans can be adjusted.

I would say that individuals should be passionate about providing care, hardworking and need to have a strong character.

Looking at Kabriya’s experience of working with us as a healthcare worker, if you think that providing care is for you, then feel free to check out the latest opportunities we have available in the West Midlands & Staffordshire and the North, click here to use job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to find out more.

Over the last 10 years, there has been a major increase for children requiring Complex Care. There has been a 50% increase of individuals requiring Complex Care and there are over 100,000 children and young people that have complex needs.

One of the main reasons for this is because there has been an increase in the number of babies born with complex disabilities.
Caring for a young individual with complex needs can be difficult, particularly because young children are likely to be very needy at a young age, growing up. Young children that have complex needs attend school and it is important the correct support and care are provided around their education.

Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide complex care for young children, which is person-centered specialist support for young adults that have a long-term health condition, which could be due to a chronic illness, disability, or when discharged from hospital for care or treatment. As a healthcare agency, we understand that a young individual’s care needs are unique, therefore it is vital that we provide tailored care and support to care for these needs.

Complex Care
can be provided within a home environment, as Live-in care which is around-the-clock care in the comfort of your own home. Visiting care is when care is provided on an hourly basis when you require support, it may be for a few hours a day. Respite care is when care is delivered on a short-term basis, as individuals’ loved ones could be busy with other commitments or could be on holiday, also if the individual has been discharged from hospital extra support and care may be required to help you loved ones recover.

Those with a long-term illness or injury will benefit from Complex Care to accommodate towards individual needs. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we have a team of clinical Nurses with years of medical expertise and experience who work collaboratively with case managers to ensure the right level of care is provided

NHS funding for young children that require Complex Care
The NHS provides funding for young individuals that have complex health needs, and qualify for FREE social care which is funded by the NHS, known as NHS continuing healthcare.

Complex Care
Complex Care

Young individuals that require complex care will be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals to assess care needs.
To discover more about Complex Care funding provided by the NHS, click here

There are many Complex Care conditions that we provide care and support for.
Including:
– Acquired brain Injury
– Spinal cord injuries
– Renal care
Palliative care
– Cerebral palsy
– Neurological conditions (MS & MND)
– Stroke & hypertension
– Parkinson’s and Huntington’s
Diabetes care
– Catheter, bowel & stoma care
– Tracheostomy care
– Gastronomy care
– Ventilated patients
Continence care
– PEG feeding
– Tracheostomy care

For those that are seeking Complex Care for yourself or a loved one, find out more about our Complex Care services by clicking here and contact our team on 0121 285 9449.

If you are seeking Complex Care within a care home or at home, Secure Healthcare offers this across the Midlands and Staffordshire.

Find out more about our Complex Care services and if you have any questions or queries, please contact one of the team members who are happy to help.

Mental health impacts our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, our mood, and the way we feel. It also impacts how we cope, interact and develop relationships with others. You can be affected during childhood and adulthood. The NHS reports that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime.

Mental health is something that a lot of us can relate to, we are here to support and tailor care for people with a range of mental illnesses. Individuals may have mild or more serious mental health issues. Problems could include, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, and much more!

Main Symptoms of mental health
– Feeling down, upset or tearful
– Sleep disturbance, appetite changes, and low energy
– Mood changes, highs, and lows
– Confused thinking and finding it difficult to concentrate
– Withdrawing communication from friends and family
– Struggling to deal with daily problems and feeling stressed
– Problems with alcohol and drug use
– Excessive anger
– Suicidal thinking

Secure Healthcare Solutions are here to provide care and support within homecare services and within the care home environment for individuals experiencing mental health problems. We focus and cater care to meet the needs of the individuals requiring support. Our carers, support workers, and nurses are professionally trained to deliver quality mental health support and are provided regular training.

Our mental health plans are individually created to meet the needs of individuals being cared for, based on pre-admission and through a risk assessment, to enable us to create effective treatment plans for short-term and long-term clients.

As a healthcare agency that provides mental health support workers and nurses, we have a great deal of experience to support and care for individuals that experience mental health.

Secure Healthcare ensures to create a safe living environment, focusing on fun activities and social involvement within homes and care homes and we work with the local community.

Mental health support in your home
Individuals will continue to live in their own homes but have access to a support worker who you can talk to support you while living independently.

mental health
Male College Student Meeting With Campus Counselor Discussing Mental Health Issues

Supported housing for individuals with mental health needs
Generally, individuals will have their own flat within a complex where there is mental health support staff on-site to provide support when necessary. The staff may not be there 24/7.

Care homes for people with mental health needs
In a care home setting, residents normally have their own bedroom, but share social spaces. Staff is on-site at all times to deal with resident’s needs.

How we can help?
• Meal preparation
• Helping with washing and cleaning, it could be washing the dishes, over hoovering the home
• Assisting with washing, dressing, and ensuring individuals are maintaining a good personal appearance.
• Support with social activities
• Housework and light domestic duties
• Preparing and cooking meals
• Support with household bills and filling in the paperwork

If you are experiencing mental health, the NHS recommends various charities that deal with various mental health illnesses, who are here to support you during difficult times.

Click here to find out more

Speak to our trained professionals today to see how we can support individuals requiring care with mental health. Email us at homecare@securesolutions.co.uk or call us on 01902 302 017 to discuss how we can support you to provide the best possible care and support.

Nobody can deny that Nursing is an easy career. Nurses work extremely hard and sacrifice a lot throughout the world every day. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nurses have been amazing throughout the world to ensure the best quality and support and care has been provided, by working tirelessly. Although there are some negative aspects associated with a nursing career, there is a lot of positive aspects of a nursing career, which can be ignored and this motivates Nurses to continue to do what they love.
Below here at Secure Healthcare we highlight the top 7 benefits of being a Nurse.

Flexible Shifts
With the majority of the jobs in the UK being 9-5, Monday to Friday, a nurse role gives you the benefits of working 3-4 days of the week, with 8-12hr shifts, a nurse a role is beneficial for individuals, as it allows you to arrange shifts to suit your individual needs. This allows you to spend time with your loved ones and allows you to do the things that you enjoy on your days off. Working a long shift can be tiring and difficult, but worth the sacrifice to get time off. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we offer flexibility for our nurses in the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Opportunity for overtime
With a Nurse role, there are opportunities to get overtime with shifts, which allows you to boost your pay, generally, nurses are required to work around the clock within hospitals, care homes, and for homecare, which gives you the opportunity to pick up extra shifts. At Secure, we always have shifts available for Nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Advancement
Working as a nurse is an occupation that allows you to progress your career much easier compared to other occupations. You are able to start your journey as a registered general nurse to then become a specialist nurse, which allows you to work in an area in which you have a high interest. With advancement, your pay will also increase. The government also provides at least £5000 year grants for nursing students. To find out more click here

Join our team of valued nurses
Join our team of valued nurses

Job Security
Without Nurses, the healthcare sector would not be able to function, if anything Covid 19 has reminded us of the importance of Nurses and we should be grateful for what we have. There is a nurse shortage across the UK and there is an aging population, with nurses retiring each year, and as a healthcare job provider, we are always hiring to fill this gap.

People
Nurses interact with a large number of people on a daily basis, which includes patients and colleagues. Nurses generally are satisfied by the human element of interaction and healthcare workers share the same goal of improving the lives of others and making a difference.

Pay
Although there has been a lot of criticism regarding nurse pay, we offer great salaries and benefits for our healthcare staff. At Secure if you work 4x 12hrs shifts a week paying £18ph, you can earn over £41,000p.a. When you specialize to become an RMN and RNLD, there will be an increase in pay.

Activity
Nursing care is a great job for those that do not want to sit in front of a computer all day, and a great way to burn calories, as is a very active job, which relies you to be on your feet a lot and you have to be physically and mentally prepared. Nurses will have to walk from room to room, discuss patient matters with doctors and move patients and equipment when required.

As a healthcare staffing agency, we hire registered nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire for the NHS, hospitals, care homes, and for homecare. Join our team of valued nurses, where we offer great rewarding salaries and great benefits.

Find out more about our Nursing jobs in West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool, or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to secure a role with us today.