“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 former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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