As we approach World Pride month this June, we wanted to take a moment to talk about the wonderful diversity and inclusivity we nurture on the Home Carers Direct Platform. Our platform hosts carers and support workers from a broad range of backgrounds and lifestyles, and allows them to come together by mutual choice with like-minded individuals who benefit from their services. At Home Carers Direct we value all people's human rights, and believe that LGBT+ people deserve to be cared for and treated with utmost respect.
LGBT+ Friendly Carers and Support Workers
We give carers and support workers who use the HCD platform the opportunity to highlight unique and inclusive traits about themselves on their public profiles. For some it may be that they are bilingual and can add value for a non-English speaking care recipient, for others it may be that they're a non-smoker or that they love animals in the home. Another is that carers can list in their profile that they're an LGBT+ ally. We know that for LGBT+ people, it may be a daunting experience to invite a stranger into their home, so this is just one small way we can bridge the gap and instill some confidence. Care seekers are also encouraged to get to know prospective carers using our internal chat messaging system prior to making their first booking.
Benefits of HCD to LGBT+ Clients
It's not always easy to be yourself in public, particularly for LGBT+ elders who grew up in an era of fear and discrimination. When engaging with HCD, know that carers are ready to provide tailored care to suit each individual's requirements - be that a higher level of discretion, special attention to unique health concerns, or just simply companionship. Many LGBT+ people do not have children to help them in old age, so recruiting the assistance of a carer or support worker using HCD can assist individuals to not feel invisible or overlooked.
Our mission is, and always has been, to connect like-minded individuals from different backgrounds and lifestyles, and to allow them to come together by mutual choice to enrich and enhance each other's well-being. We look forward to continuing to watch these working relationships and friendships blossom, and for all people to enjoy care from the comfort of their own homes.