We recommend Suzy Lampugh Trust for advice and information on staying safe and minimising the risks of working alone.
As a private carer, you are in control over where you do and do not work. This however comes with risks as we do not meet clients on the platform face to face or do an assessment in their home and so are unable to verify who they are. We believe it is really important to tell members of your family or friends where you are going to safeguard you and take extra precautions when meeting a new client for the first time in particular.
If for any reason you are unsure or feel that it is unsafe for you to work with a particular client, please let us know immediately on 020 8629 1030, or if it is an emergency call 999. We will never expect you to go anywhere you do not feel safe.