Care workers support people with all aspects of their day-to-day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and at meal times. They can work either in residential settings or in people’s own homes.
Every job has its merits but there are few things more rewarding than caring for another person, whether it is helping them with their short or long term care and support needs or simply with enjoying their day. At the end of each shift you will be able to head home with the knowledge that you’ve made a real difference to their quality of life.
It's also a great starting point if you are interested in a career in nursing or social work, as you will build up a range of qualifications as a care worker. Working hours can be flexible, too, so for people who need to work around other commitments such as childcare or studying, a career in care has this benefit as well.