Homecare service is sensitive to ethnic needs

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Manchester Care, a not-for-profit residential care provider for Manchester, has launched a new homecare service specifically for the city1s Asian community. Dekh-Bhal, which is recognised as meaning “care” in a number of Asian languages, was officially launched at one of Manchester1s top Indian restaurants, and is sponsored by Heatsave Limited, an energy management building services company. The homecare service is run by Asian staff from a variety of backgrounds who between them understand several Asian languages. This is essential for the many elders who do not speak English. They also have an understanding and sensitivity to cultural issues such as the link between bathing and prayer for people who are Muslim and the importance of the turban in the Sikh religion. Dekh-Bhal1s manager is Yusuf Lambat and Manchester Care says he has built the service from a small start into one that reflects the cultural diversity of the Asian community in Manchester. “Dekh-Bhal1s services can help Asian people in need of car

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