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Kev W

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Within a mile | Ferndown, BH22

18 years of experience

2182 hours worked

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Hi, my name is Kev. I have been involved in private care work for two years now. Before that I worked for the Ambulance Service NHS Trust for thirteen years, working on front-line emergency ambulances as an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA). Before that I worked as non-emergency ambulance crew for thre...More Hi, my name is Kev. I have been involved in private care work for two years now. Before that I worked for the Ambulance Service NHS Trust for thirteen years, working on front-line emergency ambulances as an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA). Before that I worked as non-emergency ambulance crew for three years. During my ambulance career I encountered pretty much everything that can happen to a human being in life (and, unfortunately, death). My day-to-day role was being part of a front-line NHS emergency ambulance crew and responding to emergencies as needed. I attended everything from mental health crises, to life-threatening medical emergencies, to serious and fatal trauma. My role over the years also gave me a vast experience of dealing with non-emergency work which could range from people calling us out just to talk to someone due to loneliness; people calling for clarification on medication or smaller chronic health needs; even someone who needed some advice on using their new telephone! I dealt with a whole array of departments within the spectrum of the health system - GP’s (both patients own and out of hours), hospital wards, social services, mental health teams, safeguarding teams etc. My work was often challenging and I became very adept at using the resources available to me but also thinking outside the box and often taking unorthodox routes to gain the best outcome for a patient. Before leaving the Ambulance Service I was offered the role of carer for a lady who had severe mental health problems and would not/could not provide adequate care for herself. During this role I worked closely with mental health nurses, to whom the lady was known. We developed a system of care, through trial and error and slowly establishing trust. It was an organic process that took into account the lady’s fragile mental health and the requisites for adhering to at least her basic needs. I was told after working with the lady for some time that the team had seen the most progress in her for the seven years they had known her. Unfortunately she passed away after a short illness and I was again looking for a suitable client. Shortly after I was put in contact with a man who had autism and early-onset dementia. The family of the man had been trying for a number of years to find a suitable carer for him but, due to the difficulties of his autism, complex stoma needs and then dementia, they had struggled to find anyone to stick around. I bonded with this chap straight away and over the course of the next several months we formed a close bond. Sadly the chap became ill and was unwilling to accept any form of medical help during hospitalisation. He deteriorated quickly and was taken to a hospice for palliative care, where I stayed with him and his family for over a week until he passed away. Recently I have been working with a couple of clients simultaneously. One is a chap who had been referred to me via the mental health team as someone who I might be able to help with. This man had developed acute mental health problems and his family were struggling to understand and cope with the situation, meaning that basic day-to-day functions were not being taken care of. I visited him a few days a week to give him some company, companionship, hopefully some laughs! The other is a lady with complexities resulting from her dementia. I now find myself looking for suitable clients that I think I could bring something of value to. My work with the most difficult patients and situations during my ambulance work has given me a rare ability to deal with those clients/patients/families that have, for want of a better term, ‘slipped through the net’ and find it almost impossible to retain the services of a carer. I seem to have found myself using a mixture of my character, temperament and long and wide-ranging experience within my ambulance career to work with those people whose care needs are a little more diverse or different to others. I always loved the challenge of trying to get a positive outcome from a difficult situation or person. This has now filtered down into my current working practices and I enjoy meeting people who are otherwise deemed to be problematic or even impossible to deal with. A lot of situations can be defused and made better with a sense of humour, I have always found. I try to have a laugh with the people I work with as well as listening to them and trying to anticipate their needs. My range of experience/skills are listed in my profile, but I believe those little green tabs don’t fully cover the qualities needed to be an effective carer and there is no substitute for compassion, understanding and patience. I have old-school values when it comes to working with clients and I believe in being open, honest, respectful and treating clients with dignity. I have a very flexible approach to working, with regards to hours and needs and am always willing to talk and chip in if someone needs help. I am willing to provide basic grooming and personal hygiene care, also basic housekeeping needs, including shopping. I drive and am more than willing to take clients for a day out somewhere for a change of scene. I am very experienced in dealing with medications; administration, keeping up-to-date records and organising nomad/dosette boxes etc. I am also more than happy to perform medical observations and liaise with any departments that would need to be updated/informed etc. My medical background places me well to be around in the event of accidents/injuries/falls etc. One of my biggest enjoyments is cooking and I am more than happy to provide meals (either ‘meals-on-wheels’ varieties or fresh home-cooked) and make up batches of meals if required/wanted. I am/have always been a pet owner and am very happy to care for pets too. I have many hobbies and am, by nature, a naturally curious person and love to listen to people talking about their experiences and views. I have excellent references available. If you think I could bring something to your particular situation or needs then please contact me and we can chat about it.

Hourly

Daily

£23 per hour

Short notice care

Short notice care

£25 per hour

Overnight

Sleeping

£200 per 8 hour

Waking

£25 per hour

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Interviewed

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Hi, my name is Kev. I have been involved in private care work for two years now. Before that I worked for the Ambulance Service NHS Trust for thirteen years, working on front-line emergency ambulances as an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA). Before that I worked as non-emergency ambulance crew for thre...More Hi, my name is Kev. I have been involved in private care work for two years now. Before that I worked for the Ambulance Service NHS Trust for thirteen years, working on front-line emergency ambulances as an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA). Before that I worked as non-emergency ambulance crew for three years. During my ambulance career I encountered pretty much everything that can happen to a human being in life (and, unfortunately, death). My day-to-day role was being part of a front-line NHS emergency ambulance crew and responding to emergencies as needed. I attended everything from mental health crises, to life-threatening medical emergencies, to serious and fatal trauma. My role over the years also gave me a vast experience of dealing with non-emergency work which could range from people calling us out just to talk to someone due to loneliness; people calling for clarification on medication or smaller chronic health needs; even someone who needed some advice on using their new telephone! I dealt with a whole array of departments within the spectrum of the health system - GP’s (both patients own and out of hours), hospital wards, social services, mental health teams, safeguarding teams etc. My work was often challenging and I became very adept at using the resources available to me but also thinking outside the box and often taking unorthodox routes to gain the best outcome for a patient. Before leaving the Ambulance Service I was offered the role of carer for a lady who had severe mental health problems and would not/could not provide adequate care for herself. During this role I worked closely with mental health nurses, to whom the lady was known. We developed a system of care, through trial and error and slowly establishing trust. It was an organic process that took into account the lady’s fragile mental health and the requisites for adhering to at least her basic needs. I was told after working with the lady for some time that the team had seen the most progress in her for the seven years they had known her. Unfortunately she passed away after a short illness and I was again looking for a suitable client. Shortly after I was put in contact with a man who had autism and early-onset dementia. The family of the man had been trying for a number of years to find a suitable carer for him but, due to the difficulties of his autism, complex stoma needs and then dementia, they had struggled to find anyone to stick around. I bonded with this chap straight away and over the course of the next several months we formed a close bond. Sadly the chap became ill and was unwilling to accept any form of medical help during hospitalisation. He deteriorated quickly and was taken to a hospice for palliative care, where I stayed with him and his family for over a week until he passed away. Recently I have been working with a couple of clients simultaneously. One is a chap who had been referred to me via the mental health team as someone who I might be able to help with. This man had developed acute mental health problems and his family were struggling to understand and cope with the situation, meaning that basic day-to-day functions were not being taken care of. I visited him a few days a week to give him some company, companionship, hopefully some laughs! The other is a lady with complexities resulting from her dementia. I now find myself looking for suitable clients that I think I could bring something of value to. My work with the most difficult patients and situations during my ambulance work has given me a rare ability to deal with those clients/patients/families that have, for want of a better term, ‘slipped through the net’ and find it almost impossible to retain the services of a carer. I seem to have found myself using a mixture of my character, temperament and long and wide-ranging experience within my ambulance career to work with those people whose care needs are a little more diverse or different to others. I always loved the challenge of trying to get a positive outcome from a difficult situation or person. This has now filtered down into my current working practices and I enjoy meeting people who are otherwise deemed to be problematic or even impossible to deal with. A lot of situations can be defused and made better with a sense of humour, I have always found. I try to have a laugh with the people I work with as well as listening to them and trying to anticipate their needs. My range of experience/skills are listed in my profile, but I believe those little green tabs don’t fully cover the qualities needed to be an effective carer and there is no substitute for compassion, understanding and patience. I have old-school values when it comes to working with clients and I believe in being open, honest, respectful and treating clients with dignity. I have a very flexible approach to working, with regards to hours and needs and am always willing to talk and chip in if someone needs help. I am willing to provide basic grooming and personal hygiene care, also basic housekeeping needs, including shopping. I drive and am more than willing to take clients for a day out somewhere for a change of scene. I am very experienced in dealing with medications; administration, keeping up-to-date records and organising nomad/dosette boxes etc. I am also more than happy to perform medical observations and liaise with any departments that would need to be updated/informed etc. My medical background places me well to be around in the event of accidents/injuries/falls etc. One of my biggest enjoyments is cooking and I am more than happy to provide meals (either ‘meals-on-wheels’ varieties or fresh home-cooked) and make up batches of meals if required/wanted. I am/have always been a pet owner and am very happy to care for pets too. I have many hobbies and am, by nature, a naturally curious person and love to listen to people talking about their experiences and views. I have excellent references available. If you think I could bring something to your particular situation or needs then please contact me and we can chat about it.

Specialist care

Early stage dementia Late stage dementia COPD Accident rehabilitation Stroke Physical disabilities children Parkinson's disease Incontinence Physical disabilities Autism spectrum disorder Mental health Brain injuries Spinal injuries Cerebral palsy PEG feeding Occupational therapy Palliative care Schizophrenia Huntington's disease Motor neurone disease Down's syndrome Diabetes Arthritis Multiple sclerosis Learning disability Eating disorders Bipolar disorder Depression Epilepsy Visual and hearing impairments Self-harm Obsessive compulsive disorder Tourette's syndrome Borderline personality disorder Stoma care Dysphagia Anaphylaxis Continence/incontinence Long covid Anxiety +37

Personal care

Dressing/undressing Bathroom assistance Personal care

Mobility assistance

Exercise Eating and drinking assistance Moving and Handling

Companionship and house tasks

Medical prompting Housekeeping Companionship Meal prep +2

Languages spoken

Interests and hobbies

Art/Culture Cooking Exercise Food & Wine Gardening Movies Music Reading Travel
Has driving licence
Owns a car
Pet friendly
Non-smoker

Client recommendations

Sally C

29 Nov 2022

Excellent

Kev is very reliable and punctual. Professional at all times . A great calm and thoughtful influence who has greatly enhanced our family life. Great at walks, shopping, scrabble, cooking, meds etc etc !! The Coopers

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Within a mile

20+ years of experience

Fully booked

Vetted & approved

All Curam carers go through a comprehensive checking process before they receive our “Vetted & approved”status

DBS/PVG/NI Access

Basic

Interview status

Interviewed

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Kev w is insured for care work carried out through Curam platform
See details
Two checkable references available on request from the carer

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