Life after furlough: It’s not too late to discover more about a career in home care!

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Are you one of the almost 1 million people who will be affected by the end of the Government’s Furlough Scheme? No problem: what about a career in home care?

The 30th of September 2021 marked the end of the Governments furlough scheme. If you were not personally affected by the job retention scheme, there’s a good chance someone you know was.

As the scheme, reported to have supported 11 million jobs across the country, comes to an end, many people are now finding themselves having to look for new job opportunities.

If you’ve been adversely affected by the scheme, have you considered a career in home care?

Whether you’ve been made redundant or you’ve had your hours cut and need a way to increase your income, care is a great way to earn money and start over in a new profession.

If your previous job included elements of customer service, you could have the perfect skill set to join our team of fantastic carers. We look for the following qualities in our carers, and no other care experience is necessary to be considered:

  • People skills
  • Highly organised
  • Great communicator
  • Reliable

Does this sound like you? If so, then great, we provide full training to our new recruits. No previous care experience is necessary to join our team (although always welcome!). All we ask is that you are a kind and compassionate individual who is empathetic and are flexible. Everything else we can teach you!

There are some fantastic benefits to a career in home care, here are just a handful to get you started:

Flexible hours

We try to offer work patterns that suit our carers. If the typical 9-5 doesn’t suit your life, we offer a variety of shifts that often better fit our carers family commitments. You have the freedom to work as little or as much as you want to giving you a greater work/life balance.

You make a real difference.

For some of our clients, their carer is the only friendly face they will see that day. Being there to assist with their day to day activities and routines make their life a little easier, and it also benefits you. There’s no other career that offers job satisfaction quite like it.

You’ll learn new skills.

With a career in care, no two days are ever the same. You’ll meet clients from all different walks of life. You could be caring for adults or children who face different challenges and need support in various ways. Your skills will develop each day, whether it’s learning how to use a new piece of medical equipment or care for different age groups. We will support your development at every stage through support, training and professional development.

If this appeals to you, get in touch with us to find out more and start your new career in care.