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Proud To Care

Raising awareness of the contribution that professional care workers make to residents’ lives each and every day.

Could you make a difference and be a carer?

Terry changed his career and decided to work in care as he loves working with people and the variety the role offers. He is urging others to give care work a try.

Could you make a difference and be Proud to Care?

By working in adult social care, you will make a difference to people’s lives every single day, and they’ll make a difference to yours, too.

Working in adult social care

There are many different roles in care – if you’re passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, there’s a role which will suit you. You may want to work full time, or have flexible hours to work around your family. You may want to work in a residential care home, or visit and care for people in their own home. With so many different roles, there is sure to be something that suits you - with support, training and COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect you and the people you look after.

Apply now for a care role near you. 

What type of care role is right for me?

Home care Assistant

Working as a home care assistant would be offering support to individuals in their own home to help them live as independently as possible. You will be out and about in the community carrying out visits to people’s homes. The role would include:

  • Visiting the individual in their home to assist with personal care - washing and dressing, eating and drinking
  • Helping with practical tasks around the home such as preparing meals
  • Supporting individuals with social activities, shopping and money management - including visiting the shops and attending community events
  • Monitoring people’s health and administering medication, working closely with other health professionals
  • Supporting people with their emotional wellbeing and reducing isolation and loneliness. 

Apply now for a care role near you.

Working in a care or nursing home

As a care worker, you would be working in a residential care home to support individuals in their personal care, social and physical activities which could include:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Attending appointments
  • Washing and dressing
  • Helping with medication
  • Consulting with the nursing team.

Apply now for a care role near you.

Personal Assistant

Personal assistants are usually employed directly by the person requiring care and support, or through an agency to help an individual live as independently as possible. A personal assistant will help the individual by helping them get ready on a morning, do household tasks such as cleaning and cooking, do social activities and attend appointments.

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COVID safety

When you are working in care, you will be supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure your own protection and to those you visit from COVID-19.

The organisation you work for will also offer lateral flow testing to protect both yourself and the individuals in your care.

As a social care worker, you may be eligible for a COVID vaccine.

Page last updated: 09 March 2021
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