‘Become A ‘Live in Carer’ In The UK
Women and Men from all over the world choose to do ‘Live in Care work’ as something temporary though many do it for many years. Those who do it long term are working towards a goal, saving, perhaps for retirement or paying off
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”
– Jack Buck
Women and Men from all over the world choose to do ‘Live in Care work’ as something temporary though many do it for many years. Those who do it long term are working towards a goal, saving, perhaps for retirement or paying off a property or paying for medical bills. We all have our own reasons.
Some work for two weeks or a month and go home to family in the UK or somewhere in Europe. Others work for a three month period and then return further afield to SA or Aus- tralia. Flights are cheap to Europe though long haul a bit more expensive, however if you book well in advance you may find some good deals.
The ‘Live in Carers’ I have met are very diverse and hail from a variety of professional backgrounds but due to age or lack of opportunity can no longer find work in their own country. All of them I admire and have become great friends with many and for this I am so grateful, they have taught me wisdom and patience.
Of course, the obvious benefit is the earning potential, the av- erage daily rate is about £90.00 per day which produces ap- proximately £2700.00 per month. More can be earned and the rates will improve. Most of this can be saved as you will have little if any living costs.
A great benefit is the travelling as you get to see a lot of the UK, including its cities, towns, villages and beautiful country- side.
The vastly differing range of people you meet will never cease to amaze.
The majority of people who can afford live in care are wealthy and therefore live in beautiful homes in idyllic locations. The clients are generally elderly and frail and most have interest- ing pasts. Each new client is an education as is their family.
The work you will be doing is very personal, you are your Clients’ right hand and protector. A sense of humour is es- sential as is patience. You learn to adapt quickly to new sur- roundings and new habits and patterns of living. In the end, nothing will surprise you and you will learn essential coping skills, these will protect you in most scenarios.
Always remember yourself first, you must take care of your- self before anyone else, your income, your sanity and your health depend on this.
The hours can be long and the loneliness overwhelming at times, still these are only lessons to be learned. You will be- come strong, independent and learn to hold your own counsel. Not only will your financial situation improve you will learn invaluable skills and forever have a means of earning an income.
Take control of your mind and your sense of humour and un- derstand that for a while you will be acting, now choose your character, will you be ‘Mrs Doubtfire,’ ‘GI Joan of Care’ or ‘Cinderella’. Its up to you to own this work and make it work for you. Set the boundaries and make it as pleasant as you can.
Set your own personal goals, you will have lots of time alone to consider your life and your future. Use this time wisely, you can make amazing changes to your life and your future. You may improve your income, education, health and spiritual growth. Take this time to lay plans for your future life and its’ path, use this time selfishly.
Your ability to earn a substantial income is indeed a power- ful reason to do this. It also offers a safe platform to think about future ventures, Perhaps start an online business, study towards a degree, learn a new language, there is so much you can and will achieve.
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