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Caremark Dartford and Gravesham News & Events

03 Jul 2019

Darent valley hospital charity supported by Caremark Dartford and Gravesham

As part of carer's week, Caremark Dartford and Gravesham visited darent valley hospital to provide free advice to those in receipt of care or are caring for a loved one. Many carer's are unaware of the financial and emotional support they can receive when looking after their loved one. We were fortunate enough to give some advice around these matters. On the day we partnered up with RKB Law, whose expertise around social care, were well received by those visiting the hospital.
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18 Mar 2019

Hospital to home in Dartford and Gravesend

Having received a call from Darent Valley Hospital in May 2018, we were asked to support a client from Hospital to home in the Dartford and Gravesend area. This hospital to home service meant that we were required to support our client 'Francis' with returning from the hospital to her own home in the Dartford and Gravesend area.
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18 Mar 2019

Befriending Services in Dartford and Gravesend

In June 2018 we started providing a befriending service within the Dartford and Gravesend area, for our client John. Befriending services around Dartford and Gravesend area would allow John to go out on social visits, such as swimming, horse riding, cinema, bowling and much more. John was wary of too much activity originally, but by gradually introducing him to different scenarios and outings, John quickly got in to the swing of things and has become a lot more confident, especially in his physical strength.
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18 Mar 2019

Supporting Learning Disabilities within Dartford and Gravesend

We were approached by Kent county council as they required a care company within Dartford and Gravesend area that had experience in supporting young adults with learning Disabilities. Learning disabilities can often be challenging for someone inexperienced, however for Caremark Dartford and Gravesham, we saw this as an opportunity to deliver quality and compassionate care in the Dartford and Gravesend area. Caremark Dartford and Gravesham were asked to support 'Jade', a fun and creative young lady, someone that hasn't let her learning disability dictate her life.
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25 Sep 2018

Home care provider in Dartford and Gravesend raises money for Alzheimer's Society

The Caremark Dartford and Gravesend team have been fund raising again, this time for the Alzheimer's Society. Raising over £800 for the Alzheimer's Society, the team pulled together and carried out a cupcake day and climbed the highest mountain in the UK. Having supported numerous clients with Alzheimer's in the dartford and gravesend area, we know the struggles many families face when dealing with the Alzheimer's and wanted to give back.
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25 Sep 2018

Home care provider fund raises for Gravesend end of life charity Ellenor

Caremark Dartford and Gravesend fund raised for the Ellenor Hospice, an end of life charity based in Gravesend, which supports patients with terminal and end of life illnesses. Having worked in Gravesend with Ellenor on numerous occasions, we understand the importance they play in lives of its patients and wanted to give something back as our appreciation for supporting end of life patients in Dartford and Gravesend.
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11 May 2018

Community groups in Dartford & Gravesend given grants to support elderly members

Caremark Dartford & Gravesham have given their first community grant to a local friendship club that organises social events on a weekly basis for its elderly members within the Dartford and Gravesend area.
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23 Apr 2018

Five things you should know (but probably don’t) about Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is regularly featured in the national media. We hear frightening statistics and, often, the focus is on the negative impact of the disease both for sufferers and their families. It can all seem quite scary and, in all honestly, a little bleak.

At Caremark Dartford & Gravesham, we’re on a mission to educate and reassure sufferers and their families that life, whilst admittedly a little different, can go on being enjoyable and rewarding. We believe that raising awareness and changing attitudes is the key to living with the disease. Did you know...
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18 Apr 2018

Grants available for Elderly Community Groups in Dartford and Gravesend area

Caremark Dartford and Gravesham have set up a community fund and grant for groups that support the elderly population of Dartford and Gravesend. £250 will be given every quarter to a local group, as a grant, to provide a helping hand for the great work they do for our community in Dartford and Gravesend.
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29 Mar 2018

Gravesend and Dartford Care Agency receives go ahead from Care Quality Commission

Caremark (Dartford & Gravesham) have recently been approved by the CQC to provide personal care services to the community of Dartford and Gravesend. "We aim to become the provider of choice within the Dartford and Gravesend area, offering an outstanding level of care to all our clients". Within a day of being approved, Caremark (Dartford & Gravesham) have been able to provide personal care to the local community and look forward to supporting other elderly members of the community.
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22 Mar 2018

5 benefits of pets for the elderly

Here are just a few benefits of having a furry friend in your life.
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01 Mar 2018

Direct payments in Dartford and Gravesend

Receive care through Kent county council social services and not happy with your care provider in Dartford and Gravesend? That can change through direct payments given by Kent county council. Direct payments allow you to select a home care provider and pay them directly for the home care services they provide. If you are in the Dartford & Gravesend area, Kent county council can issue you with a Kent card. The Kent card acts as a debit card, which can be used to fund your care. You are paid directly and can select a care provider that best suits your lifestyle and needs. Giving you flexibility, choice, and the independence to make decisions about your care. 
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12 Feb 2018

Gravesend based care agency supports local community

Caremark (Dartford & Gravesham) has just opened a care agency on the Gravesend high street. Supporting the needs of elderly clients within Dartford and Gravesham, Caremark hopes to become an integral part of the Gravesend and wider community. If you wish to find out more about providing home care for your loved ones, or are looking to become a care and support worker within Dartford or Gravesham, then please come and visit us at our Gravesend offices.
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