If you want to make a difference to people’s lives during these uncertain times, here are our top reasons why you should consider becoming a carer:
Protecting the NHS
By caring for people in their own homes, you will be supporting our colleagues in the NHS. Our carers ensure service users are taking prescribed medication and that their physical and emotional wellbeing is in good form. This means less additional pressure on the NHS and its resources.
Helping vulnerable to shield
Many of our service users are vulnerable and are still shielding during the pandemic. Working in care enables you to help those individuals try to maintain some normality. By caring for them in their own homes or ensuring they have groceries, you’re helping keep them safe.
In other industries, how often can you make someone’s day? How often can you put a smile on someone’s face and how often can you bring a real change to someone’s life and potentially even save their life? As a carer, making a difference like this can be a daily occurrence, bringing immense satisfaction and fulfilment.
Supporting your family in uncertain times
If you’ve recently been made redundant due to the pandemic, you can take on a position in care and start supporting your family again. We can offer jobs for life with free, full training. You can find more information about becoming a carer here.
We provide our free, full training on a fast-track basis to make sure everyone we take on is ready. This includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) after the initial three months probationary period. The Government has also taken steps to ensure a quicker turnaround on DBS checks. This means we can get people into work even quicker.
New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.
This is the 21st century and with the advent of the internet, social media, wifi and technology, it’s much easier to be flexible.
We are able to offer people hours to suit them and to fit around their other commitments. This results in a great work/life balance.
Current staff and future employees receive a discount and reward card. This gives them access to exclusive discounts online and in-store from retailers including Tesco, Primark and Argos. The scheme also covers holidays and electrical goods.