“Only A Home Help”

this is a photo of Caron Sprake the writer of Caron Cares

What do you do? I am only a home help.

When people used to ask me what I did for a living I used to say “I am only a home help”.

Now many years later I realise I am only a home help that;

  • Enables my elderly people remain at home for as they wish and feel safe to do so with dignity and pride
  • Saves my elderly clients vast sums of money and means they don’t have to sell their home to pay for residential care
  • My work and care protects their adult children’s inheritance which is so important to the elderly of their generation.
  • My work and care allows adult children to further their education and careers
  • My job allows adult children more time with their children and grandchildren
  • Helping my elderly clients stay well and safe at home also saves local councils and central Government thousands of pounds each year.

Never again will I say “I am only a home help”. To all you domiciliary carers who do such a wonderful job, hold your heads high and be proud of what you do. Surely we have one of the best jobs in the world ?



Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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