Supporting carers so no-one has to care alone!
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The importance of making sure your Support Service Provider is fully insured and checked.

With the advent of some support services closing there is an increase in the amount of ex-employees offering support services to those living with Dementia and/or those who are socially isolated.

It is always good to have choice when finding the 'right' people to support loved ones, but it is equally or more important to ensure that adequate procedures and policies are in place to protect the ones we love.

Before you engage someone or a company to offer support, please ask for copies of their public liability insurance, vehicle insurance (if they are taking out on visits etc.,) and an up to date DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check. Vulnerable people advertising for Carers/PA's/Befrienders don't necessarily 
realise it is in their best interest to have these in place and may later find themselves at risk if not covered in the event of an accident etc. We have recently seen adverts from people requesting a Carer/PA and suggesting this may suit someone who may be out of work or a student and wants to earn a little bit of extra cash  

At Inspire, all our Support Workers have an up to date DBS check and we are fully insured. These points are always discussed with the families for everyone's benefit. 

For further information please contact:
Marilyn Cockett on 01302 770662/07899050622
or email:

Inspire Doncaster would like to introduce:
Shona McLean
Counsellor Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

As a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, Shona offers a safe and confidential space - based in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster - where she works together with clients to explore their thoughts and feelings so they can find the best way forward. 

Her experience includes working with adults who present with a wide range of issues as a volunteer Counsellor for Doncaster Cruse, Doncaster Mind and Sheffield NHS Workplace Wellbeing. 

Accessibility is important to Shona and she offers a sliding scale of fees. For further details please call 07519 808242 or email

Carers are at the heart of everything we do.​  We are:

Friendly and approachable

Inclusive, respecting the diversity of each other’s caring experiences

Independent in advocating for carers

Committed to working with others.

Our experienced staff can help with issues such as loneliness and social isolation - offering the carer a home visit to sit with their loved one so that they can attend family gatherings, shopping trips, and have some much needed quality time alone.

Other Services include: 
Assisted Shopping
Friends for the Bereaved
Home Conversation


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