Becoming a Home Carer is a rewarding role. Each day, you will be helping someone to continue living safely in the comfort of their own home and boost their independence.
This past year has seen a lot of people make a change to their work-life either due to being furloughed or wanting to make a difference in their community and support vulnerable people. Carers UK estimated 4.5 million people started to provide care since the start of the pandemic, with half of this number becoming a primary carer to a vulnerable relative.
The day-to-day extra support of a Home Carer can become a vital part of many individual’s daily lives. As we get older, mobility can become an issue and we may not be able to complete tasks as we once used to. Getting out into the community to retrieve essential items can become a daunting task, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic; many vulnerable people are choosing not to leave their home, increasing their risk of loneliness and social isolation.
For those who live with a lifelong health condition or disability, having an extra set of hands available helps to complete tasks independently. The support of a Carer can be a reassuring for family members, also, especially when they have been unable to provide support themselves.
When we recruit new carers onto the Heritage Healthcare team, we look for individuals who are compassionate, professional, and dedicated to delivering a person-centred service. Our clients build a trusted friendship with their care team, so being able to provide bespoke care in a dignified and sensitive manner is important. To visit our clients and maybe take them out into the community, we require our care team to have a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle.
We ensure our team receive the highest quality training available to deliver essential care and support. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we made appreciate adjustments to our interview, training and supervision processes to adhere to social distancing guidelines and keep everyone safe. We also ensure our team have access to the correct PPE, including masks, gloves, aprons and hand sanitiser to safely deliver care to clients.
If you are currently looking for a new career opportunity, one that is rewarding and provides training, become a Heritage Healthcare carer!
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