elc-contentment-logo

Affable Care

Fresh ways of providing care

Sharing experiences and relationships of care-receivers, care-givers, care-workers, their families and the wider community ... and then exploring new models and networks for care provision in communities, families and care homes.

The Affable Care Ethos

At the heart of Affable Care are two important qualities, kindness and patience, which make all the difference to having to receive care. Care provided with kindness and patience generates satisfaction for the care givers and care workers alike and gratitude within the person cared for.…

Care Worker Story - Marion

If you had asked me a couple of years ago would I like to be a personal assistant, I would have laughed and said "No way, me in an office." I have since found out that being a PA means so much more than that. It's rewarding, it's a way of life and I love it. I fell into being a personal assistant/…

Care Receiver Story - Judith

My health can be descried as chronic and complex and I have been housebound for a few years. I would prefer to recruit care workers and employ them myself. I thought that would not be possible as I would have to deal with the responsibilities of being an employer which I did not think I would…

Care Giver Story - Maggie

I first became involved with the elderly and housebound when I was training to become a librarian. I went to a work placement at Camden libraries and spent a day with their housebound unit taking books to clients. I thought this was great and could appreciate the need for it. When I came to live in…

Affable Care's Logo

symbolises support for the trio on the front line of care, i.e. those who are the care receivers, the care givers and the care workers; in other words, patients and persons who need assistance, their close family and friends and volunteers who give their time as well as those…