Why should I work in care?
Working in care is the most
satisfying and rewarding job you can do.
Every day, you make a difference
to someone’s life. By helping with something simple – making a cup of tea,
cleaning the house, or just popping in to check on them – you really do help
people in your community to remain independent and to live with dignity in
their own home.
It's an important and valuable
role to play in society. Carers help to relieve pressure on the NHS by ensuring
people’s day-to-day needs are met at home. They also put families' minds at
ease by checking on relatives when they aren't able to just pop in themselves.
Yet home care is under-funded and
has a challenging reputation. If you choose to work in care, you won't be
earning your fortune – you could earn similar working as a waiter or in a shop.
Why should I work in care?
We're often asked the question:
"if I can earn the same working in a shop, why should I work in
Our answer to that is simple: if
you don't see the value of care work, it might not be the right job for you.
Care is the right role for people who want to make a difference to other
people’s likes, to deliver something that is truly valuable and to feel valued.
The best carers are passionate
about what they do. They understand how important their role is to their
clients and their families, and they know how much we appreciate what they do.
Our carers are known for going
above and beyond the call of duty. If they spot a client in need of extra help
– whether that's a broken mobile phone or an overgrown garden – they'll do all
they can to find a solution. We work closely with some fantastic agencies in
our community so we can call on support from charities and other groups. We
also value the extra effort our carers often put in personally when they spot
something they can do to make a client's life that bit better and brighter.
At Continued Care, our work is
all about people. Our clients are all individuals with their own tastes,
interests and senses of humour. We love getting to know them as we work with
them, ensuring the care we offers suits not just their needs but their
personality and aspirations. Being a carer means meeting and working alongside
all sorts of people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
It's also about the people at
Continued Care: the carers who go out to meet and care for our clients every
day, along with all the staff based in the office who keep everything running
like clockwork. As well as the rewards of the work, we ensure we offer
outstanding support and great benefits to all our staff. We hold the Investors
in People Gold Award in recognition of the way we look after our staff and our
focus on helping them to develop their skills and gain qualifications in social
care – there is a great and varied career path.
So if you're considering whether
care work is the right career for you, ask yourself whether making a real
difference to people's lives is something you would value. If so, we'd
absolutely recommend it – there's no better job in the world.
To find out more about job opportunities at Continued Care, call Mike on 01423 871003.