What Are Care Bubbles?Posted on 14th October 2020
With the recent increase in the severity of lockdowns across England and the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 during the winter months, this pandemic is sadly far from over. But what does this mean if you are one of the thousands of people out there that provides support and care to a loved one?
Currently, local lockdown restrictions in Leeds mean that you are no longer allowed inside the home of someone that is not inside your support bubble. A support bubble is where one adult living alone can join with another household. This also applies to socialising outside of your home; you can only do so in groups of less than six, and with those that you either live with or who are in your support bubble. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, with the newest being the introduction of a ‘care bubble’ that was recently announced by Secretary of Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock.
A care bubble is when two households are allowed to mix to provide informal caring arrangements for one or more person. This means that if you regularly pop in to check on your elderly neighbour, or provide full-time care for a parent that has a variety of health needs, you are still able to do so even if your area is under a local lockdown.
If you find yourself struggling to keep up with the demands of then perhaps home care is something that you could look into. Complete Care Agency has an exceptional team of highly trained care staff just waiting to step in and help you.
Designed around you and your existing routines, our flexible support plans allow you to choose the type of care that is right for you and your loved one. We’ll get to know you and how you like things done in your home so that the care you receive is completely tailored to you. Our main aim is to support you whilst helping our clients maintain their independence and dignity.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you contact us today on 0333 2000 441 and speak to one of our care coordinators today.