Befriending and Family Care
Befriending encompasses a wide range of activities such as:
- having a cup of tea and a chat
- helping with reading or writing
- lifts to get shopping or to appointments
- dog walking
- Help with shopping
Charity volunteers registered to offer befriending will state what skills they can offer and when. They will ensure they only offerand do not provide any personal care, which is a .
All locations where Give&TakeCare operates will have awho will match and according to their skills, needs, and proximity. The Locality Managers will log all GAT hours earned and spent so that all ’ care pension accounts are accurate.
Family carers are able to sign up to the scheme in Stage 1. Family members already offer high levels of personal care to loved ones. This is care that is unregulated by the Care Quality Commission and unpaid. Under the G&TC-scheme, Family carers will continue to support their loved ones in the same way, but they can also have some of their hours logged in a G&TC care pension. To be eligible, those who wish to join the scheme must first become members of, so they can then bank up to 5 hours a day of the care they provide into their G&TC account.
Give&TakeCare has an established recording system to log the hours of support (GATs) given and received between. The database will keep precise and secure information of how many GATs are earned or spent between . The scheme, once operating across the UK, will be self-sustaining in the future.
In order to run the IT recording system for allacross the UK, there will be an administration fee of £1 applied to every GAT/hour processed. The admin fee is not a payment for a care service in any commercial sense, it is simply a very modest fee to enable Give&TakeCare to fund and sustain the IT platform (logging GATs), administer the scheme and redistribute some funds back to our .
The administration fee is paid by the CareReceiver. This is collected once a month by Direct Debit.