Curam: The Future of Care Provision
20 April 2020
Is Curam the future of care provision?
Yes! Curam was created with a radical objective – lead the way in socially conscious care provision by building a better care community online.
We’re the answer to an outdated and expensive agency system. A system where clients pay too much for carers who are paid too little, leading to unreliable and inconsistent care.
Our solution? Cut to the heart of great value care. Build an online community which connects self-employed carers with clients all across the UK. By embracing technology, we can provide great care which is more reliable and offers security.
Great value care comes from valuing great carers
Many of our clients appreciate that we have a model for care provision that looks after them and their carer. Our clients appreciate saving money and feel good knowing that their chosen carer is paid more. We also believe a carer who feels valued is more motivated to deliver reliable care for our clients.
Traditional agency rates can be as high as £20 an hour, often with less than £9.50 going to the carer. Understandably, carers don’t feel valued for the essential work they deliver. So it’s no surprise that thousands leave the sector each week.
Curam’s unique fee structure allows us to charge clients less for a carer who is paid more. The way it works is simple. Each of our self-employed carers advertise their services, setting their own hourly, live-in and overnight rates based on their experience. On average, an hourly rate is set at £16. Meaning that with Curam, carers take home on average £13.60 an hour.
Community creates consistent, reliable care
It can be daunting knowing where to look for a carer, especially one you know is trusted, experienced and professional. In a community we look out for each other, we are interested in those around us, we support, enjoy and value the relationships we have. Therefore you can search for a carer with ease, knowing that Curam at its core is a community that creates real-life, nurturing relationships.
That is the heart of our better care community.
Our carers, all across the UK, meet high standards to be part of the Curam community and we only want to introduce you to the best carers in your area. Carers who are compassionate, reliable and able to support you, whatever your level of need.
Choice builds trust
Inviting a carer into your home can be an unsettling experience. For some, accepting a carer can lead to resistance and upset.
Curam can help as it allows clients to choose their carer, making them feel more in control of their care plan and lifestyle. Giving clients the autonomy to decide who is right for their care, builds trust. That trust leads to a better care partnership, where everyone is happy. You can view as many profiles as you like, shortlist and contact carers you feel are the best fit for your needs. In a way, our online community profiles allow you to ‘meet’ our carers as you can:
· See their profile photo and read their profile bio
· Watch their profile video to get a sense of their personality
· Read about their hobbies and interests
· Check their skills, education and training
Experience offers security
Curam is a new way of delivering care, but we are not new to this industry. Our founders designed Curam to provide great care, without sacrificing the security which comes from traditional care services. We take a personal touch to our recruitment, to ensure our better care community is filled with committed and reliable carers:
· Our carers have, on average, 10 years’ experience
· We have personally interviewed each carer who is accepted onto the platform
· We provide the details of 2 references and ensure carers have the right to work in the UK
· We provide carer insurance and make admin easy
· We use a secure online payment system, meaning you don’t have deal directly with finances
We are confident in the ability of carers in the Curam community and our strict standards mean that you can have peace of mind when using our platform.
Technology makes care provision easier
We all rely on technology to make our busy lives easier. To take out the boring, mundane aspects of admin and to find reassurance and information. Curam is pioneering a new way of care provision, with technology that is intuitive, easy to navigate and simple to use. The Curam App allows you to:
· Increase the speed in which care can be organised
· Leave reviews, building up trust in our carers
· Pay carers securely without needing to handle cash or cheques
· Instantly see the qualifications, experience and interests of our carers
· Have opportunities to chat with carers through our messaging service
Whilst Curam is a new technology paving the way for sustainable care provision, at heart, we are a community of real people who are passionate about delivering great care.
Curam is free to join and gives you more choice and control over your care – become part of our better care community and sign up today.