Is 15 minutes enough? Our new campaign for home carers and those who they help

womanwithhatCarers get their 15 minutes of fame on our social media channels

Is fifteen minutes enough? New study shows home visitor carers for elderly people only get 15 minutes per client for washing, changing, feeding and chatting. At WaveLength we know that carers do an amazing job to relieve loneliness among elderly or chronically ill people – so we want to give carers their own 15 minutes of fame.

Are you a carer? Have you been helped by a carer, or know somebody who has? Tweet your experiences with the #15minutes hashtag, or send a video to [email protected], and it could get shown on our YouTube channel.

Carers’ work doesn’t get praised enough. As the latest study shows, many carers are illegally paid less than the minimum wage. Help us to give them their 15 minutes of recognition – and to let the world know that 15 minutes’ company per day is not enough for an isolated person..

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