Unfortunately, due to outdated stereotypes, many people believe caring is a career mostly suited to women. This is because they’re seen as the more kind and caring genders.
However, we have lots of male staff members who are equally as kind, caring and professional.
We have many male service users and having male carers helps us to prevent them from feeling lonely. Loneliness is a ‘silent epidemic’ among men in Britain, with more than one in three feeling lonely at least once a week according to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.
Our male carers undertake exactly the same tasks as their female colleagues and find their work extremely fulfilling. They feel they help make a difference in their community by caring for people with dementia and other life-limiting illnesses.
Our male carers are very vocal about their roles in the company. They act as ambassadors for others in their locality.
If you think caring could be a career for you, why not give it a try?
We will be able to provide our free, full training on a fast-track basis. 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.
New recruits are given free uniforms. They also have access to national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.
You can find out more about our care roles here.