Why Become a Host?
Meet our Host, Julia!
There’s little in life more rewarding than helping someone get back to their best. That’s the essence of what CareRooms is trying to achieve. To get people who don’t need to be in hospital into a stress-free and comfortable home and to help them recover without complications or social isolation.
CareRooms is better for them, but it also takes the strain off a struggling health system. Too many hospital beds are used by people who don’t need to be there and who could be convalescing in a healthier environment.
As well as the companionship and feeling of making a real difference, you will also receive up to £50 a day for the use of your spare room and private bathroom.
It really is as simple as that.
It takes just a few simple steps to become a Host
What does it take to be a Host?
A Host needs to be friendly and supportive, but doesn’t need to be a trained medical professional. That’s because Hosts are not carers. You won’t need to look after your Guests as a carer would. In fact a carer can visit Guests in your home while they recover, if they need one.
All a Host has to do is provide three hot meals a day and companionship. The meals are very easy to prepare and are delivered to your home.
As well as providing sustenance it’s also important to spend time with your Guest so they don’t feel isolated or alone. That doesn’t mean you have to be home all day. Instead it can be as simple as sitting down with them for a cup of tea and chat each day.
CareRooms provides both the technology and training you need to make sure everyone is safe.
This includes setting up your room with discreet sensors to make sure a Guest is always safe and warm, providing an emergency alert button that contacts the CareRooms Team 24/7 if your Guest requires it while you are out, and adding some basic mobility aids.
Guests also receive a tablet computer, which they can use for video calls with an NHS GP, so a Wi-Fi connection is required. The tablet also provides educational health advice to help Guests understand their condition, and how to improve it, better.
We will visit your home to assess it and provide you with all the safeguarding and health and safety training you’ll need to become a fantastic Host.