ALL IN A DAY’S WORK – CARING FOR PEOPLE AT
Joint Advisory Group on Domiciliary Care
£25 plus £1.50 p&p, from SCA
0870 770 2469
Star Rating: 3/5
For those working in the domiciliary field it could be argued
that this video finally manages to push aside many of the
preconceived ideas that suggest home care is simply about doing a
bit of shopping or cleaning for people with frailties, writes Marie
Mason-Begbie. The video sensitively presents four real-life case
studies that demonstrate the diverse range and complexities of
individual care needs; while also managing to demonstrate the level
of induction, training and development that is required by staff in
order for them to provide a high quality and professional
Any criticisms about this video relate to the poor sound
quality, and the “official” talking head approach, but by using
this video in a planned and innovative manner it should support a
number of functions.
The video has clear messages: domiciliary care is a professional
arm in its own right; it is a service area that is in great demand;
and an area that is valued by many people in local communities.
Marie Mason-Begbie is associate regional director for
Milbury (North), a care service provider.