Oxfordshire mother-of-three launches new one-stop website to help families find the care they need.
Kathleen How, 31, from Witney, set up TotalCareOnline after she and her Mum found it difficult to get the right care for her newly widowed, wheel-chair bound grandfather.
"It was really tough finding the right person or place to look after him so I decided to create one place that people can go to for all their care needs, whether that is someone like us who needs help to look after an elderly relative, a family wanting childcare or someone needing disability or respite care", explains Kath.
Kath already has considerable experience of the care industry, having run her Oxfordshire based Little Angels, nanny and nursery agency ( www.littleangelsnna.co.uk ) for 7 years, and worked as a nanny and carer ever since leaving school.
TotalCareOnline is a national online resource listing childcare, elderly care, disability and respite care jobs as well as carers, agencies and support services across the UK.
The site also includes interview tips and advice for those looking for carers.
Users can select from three main areas, Childcare, Elderly/Respite Care and Disability/Respite Care and then choose a county.
Making the TotalCareOnline site easy to use was a priority for Kath who understands that some people can still find online searches rather daunting.
"I have spent a lot of time making sure people can access what they need simply and quickly", she says.
TotalCareOnline is free for families and job seekers to use although they can upgrade to paid-for packages. The site is currently offering a free 90 day trial for subscribers.