As a gardener working in domestic situations, I have met some wonderful people trying to remain independant in their own homes. For some elderly people, there are very few people left in their lives that can help, leaving them isolated and vulnerable. My own parents both became ill at the same time both with dementia (in Essex), I was also caring (originally gardening) for an elderly neighbour, also with dementia. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and lost, it is like suddenly getting a job you did not ask for and can’t pass on to anybody else. So a resource like the website WhereIsTheCare.co.uk would have provided much needed support and brings hope that our experiences can help others and promote a culture of improvement in care.
Wendy, BSc(Hons) Horticulture

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