Become a home care worker
Are you caring, responsible and good with people? Looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career that makes a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults? If so, then read on.
Home care is not just about help and support at home. It's also about promoting independence and enabling individuals to maintain health, wellbeing and live the best life they can.
Most people who are cared for at home are older people but services also work with adults over 18 who need support.
Home care companies are generally able to offer flexible hours to fit around your commitments and everyone gets a full induction when they start.
While every role requires some core life skills like teamwork and problem solving, it's your values, behaviour and attitude that will set you apart.
If you're the sort of person who treats others with respect, listens to their needs, understands their emotions and is warm, kind and honest, then caring could be the career for you.
Does this sound like you? If the answer is yes, why not see what home care roles are available in the local area where you can make a real positive difference to someone’s life?
This is a role where you can progress and develop. To find out more see the career pathway.
We work with a number of home care companies across the county who deliver home care on our behalf. Take a look at their websites to find what jobs are available in the area where you want to work:
- Absolute Care
- Agincare UK
- Bhandal Homecare
- Caremark UK
- Comfort Call
- Direct Health
- Fosse Healthcare
- Gemini Exclusive Health Care
- Human Support Group
- Leda Home Care
- Westminster Homecare.
Check out some of the benefits that the home care companies offer (these may vary depending on the company):
- competitive hourly rates of pay
- mileage paid
- refer a friend scheme bonus
- free uniform
- full training and ongoing support
- employee offers and discounts
- a chance to increase your career opportunities
- flexible working hours.
Find out more about working in care
Take the quiz
The "Could you Care?" quiz is aimed at people who are considering a career in adult social care. It presents six short scenarios and asks what you would do. For each scenario there are three options to chose from.