Care Tier 0:
The following qualifications and abilities are what we expect from DCH self-employed Carers, as well as their accrued experience and qualifications they have gained from a minimum of two years working as Carers or Support Workers
Care Workers will:
have or will be working towards The Care Certificate or equivalent qualification standards (eg Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care) and will comply with the National Minimum Training Standards and the Common Induction Standards
Care Tier 0 activities can include but are not limited to
- supporting Service Users to get up/ go to bed and get dressed / undressed
- supporting Service Users to wash, shower or bath including washing of hair and oral hygiene
- supporting Service Users with their toilet/continence requirements
- helping Service Users to eat their food or take a drink
- assisting Service Users to make a safe transfer or to mobilise. Service Users will have some ability to weight bear or move independently.
- assisting and facilitating Service users to take medication. Service Users will not be passive in taking medication, and will have the cognitive capacity to manage their medication and to direct the Care Worker. Tier 0 does not include medicine administration: this is included in Tier 1.
- supporting Service User’s social care needs including social interaction and some domestic activities. Domestic activities will be specifically and exclusively for the Service User and may include but are not limited to light housework, preparing meals, washing up after meal preparation, laundry and shopping.
- working towards maintaining a safe environment for Service Users, respecting Service User and family preferences
- recognising changing mental, physical and emotional needs, and reporting appropriately; and
- EOLC, where appropriate EOLC will be delivered in partnership with specialist palliative care teams, GPs and other healthcare professionals to identify the support and resources required to meet Service Users’ needs and to anticipate changes in their condition. The Provider will follow Guidance on Care of Dying People.