Carers

How the Spotlight on Care animation will look at Exeter Phoenix

Spotlight on Care projection

Event Date: 
21/10/2021 - 6:15pm to 22/10/2021 - 10:15pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

Over two consecutive nights (21st - 22nd October, 6.15 pm - 10.15 pm) a large, hand-drawn animation of a Devon carer and her son will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix Building as part of a collaborative project to celebrate the millions of unpaid carers who work around the clock looking after their friends and family at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis.

Spotlight on Care is an emotive contemporary art project inspired by a collaboration between Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli and...

The artist at work on the Exeter Phoenix 'Spotlight on Care' animation

Exeter artist Leo Jamelli shines a spotlight on the nation’s unpaid carers

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 08/25/2021 - 10:48am

Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli is collaborating with University of Exeter academics Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer and Dr Catriona McKenzie on an emotive contemporary art project entitled Spotlight on Care.

He's created a hand-drawn animation of an unpaid carer from Exeter which will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix after dark in late October. The two-storey high projection will celebrate the millions who work around the clock caring for family and friends at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis...

Devon's care workers 'deserve to be recognised and better paid'

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/27/2021 - 2:37pm

Devon’s care workers need to be recognised now for their vital contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic by being better valued and rewarded, according to Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care, Councillor Andrew Leadbetter.

More care workers are needed to provide care to older people and those with disabilities or mental health needs.

There are currently approximately 1,500 permanent care vacancies in Devon, and many other additional temporary vacancies due to COVID-19.

And Cllr Leadbetter says that unless the government...

Guardian Homecare Manager, Catherine Porter.

Carers hope we’ll keep saying ‘hello’ to our neighbours this winter

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Tue, 12/29/2020 - 12:07pm

A SOUTH Devon home care provider is stepping up its support for a charity campaign for people each lunchtime to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours (December 2020).

Guardian Homecare, which operates in Exeter and surrounding areas, says it’s continuing to back the initiative throughout winter when elderly and vulnerable people could be feeling at their lowest.

Manager, Catherine Porter, explains: “We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day to help them with their medical, emotional and physical care. Before the Coronavirus, our...

Devonians encouraged to share festive cheer with elderly

Devonians encouraged to share festive cheer with elderly

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Tue, 12/15/2020 - 4:11pm

DEVONIANS are being encouraged by a care provider in the county to spread some festive cheer this Christmas among any elderly and vulnerable neighbours or relatives they might have (December 2020).

Christmas can be a bleak time for anyone living alone and Guardian Homecare, which provides care in south Devon, is asking people to check on relatives and neighbours.

Catherine Porter, Manager for the care provider, said: “Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family, but there are some people out there, our service users included, that do not have many, if any,...

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

South Devon home care provider needs more carers to meet winter demand

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Sat, 11/14/2020 - 9:22am

A LEADING home care provider is creating 100 new roles this month (November 2020) to help meet growing demand for its services in south Devon as winter begins and the pandemic continues.

Guardian Homecare, which cares for people in the Exeter and surrounding areas, says it needs to boost its staff numbers as the colder weather creates a greater need for services.

Manager for the care provider, Catherine Porter says: “We’re fast approaching winter, which is our busiest time of the year because, as the temperatures drop and the night’s close in, elderly and vulnerable people...

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

People being made redundant from the High Street should bring skills to care

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 - 10:40am

A CARE company in south Devon is urging anyone being made redundant from a customer-facing role in the county to get in touch as their skills are needed in the sector (October 2020).

Guardian Homecare, which cares for people in the Exeter and surrounding areas, wants to reassure job seekers thinking of a care role that the skills they already have are transferable.

Manager for the care provider, Catherine Porter says: “At the moment there are many companies in the retail and other customer-facing sectors such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Boots, Topshop and the Co-op...

World Alzheimer’s Month

Worried about dementia? Devon carers offer free expert tips

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:56am

TO HELP mark World Alzheimer’s Month next month (September 2020) the team from a Devon home care provider is offering expert advice to people on spotting the condition’s early warning signs.

Guardian Homecare carers, who care for people in the Exeter and Torbay areas, are trained to recognise dementia and they wish to share their knowledge to help raise awareness.

Catherine Porter who manages Guardian Homecare, which cares for people in the Exeter and Torbay areas, explains: “The Alzheimer’s Society says there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to...

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

Carers needed for roles in their neighbourhoods in south Devon

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 07/24/2020 - 3:25pm

PEOPLE from south Devon wishing to make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where they live are being invited to take up a paid role in care within their own communities (July 2020).

Guardian Homecare, which operates in the Exeter and surrounding areas, has more than 100 carer positions available across south Devon and it says these jobs are highly-skilled, well-paid and emotionally rewarding.

Manager for the care provider, Catherine Porter explains: “Becoming a carer in the community where you live has many benefits but, most importantly, you are vital to the service...

Guardian Homecare creates 100 new care roles in Devon

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:00am

A LEADING care agency in Devon is looking to fill up to 100 care vacancies in the county this month (July 2020).

Guardian Homecare already has more than 200 trained staff across Devon and operates a professional team of highly-skilled, committed individuals providing top quality care to people in their own homes.

Catherine Porter, Manager of Guardian Homecare, which cares for people in the Exeter and Torbay areas, said: “With all the ongoing news regarding job losses, redundancies and businesses closing, we’re thrilled to be able to offer jobs in care with immediate start...

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