I think the scheme has mileage but the profits for the bosses are going to be large, given a host, paid 'up to' £50 per night, has to be, well basically, an auxiliary nurse come cleaner, washerwoman, cook and companion - and will be alerted to emergencies both day and night, so possibly having to be 'alert' 24/7
I'd want more than £50 a night for doing all that...and of course it would involve wear and tear on the house too.
Imagine if a patient had an accident, maybe an incontinence issue in bed. Would a 'carer' be alerted at, say, 2am to change the bedding and clean up the patient?
It sounds like a good idea but I imagine the host would be 'on call' all the time. Running a Bed and Breakfast establishment would be easier - and more lucrative!
From the site. :
What do I need to provide?
The host will need to provide the following; bed, bedding, cleaning, laundry for bed linen, three meals a day, drinks and a welcome smile.
Do I need to wash the bedding and clean the room?
Yes, CareRooms will provide the host with necessary training on how to clean the room and wash the bedding, which needs to be provided for each new patient’s arrival.
What equipment do you provide?
CareRooms will provide equipment such as mobility aids, hand rails and raised chairs and then add on any specialist equipment relevant to each individual patient when needed.
What checks will I need to complete?
Your DBS check, food safety, hygiene, provide current insurance certificate, proof of home ownership, approval from mortgage lender and an in person visit with the Regional Manager.
Will I get training?
Yes, you will be provided with all the necessary FREE training to be a host.