Companionship & Visiting Care Jobs

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“Ashridge Home Care are quite simply amazing! They are very mindful of each and every care giver, adapting the hours and clients accordingly. They take on board any little issue you feel may arise, they take time to give us as much time spent with each individual as possible. They will listen to their clients and their families offering support for all that are involved. I have never felt so happy and confident in the role I’ve been given.”

Sarah Scrivener, Care Professional, Buckinghamshire

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We truly value our dedicated team of care professionals, and we recognise that it takes exceptional people to do such a demanding yet rewarding job.

We offer our care professionals one of the best rates of pay across the care industry – £13.50 per hour on weekdays & £15.50 per hour on weekends (including double pay on bank holidays).

We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in joining our home care team. First and foremost, our care professionals are compassionate, caring, and thoughtful people who share our values and outlook on life.

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Visiting carer pay and benefits 

Our commitment goes beyond simply meeting the National Minimum Wage; we significantly exceed it. By providing competitive pay, we demonstrate our profound appreciation for our carers and their dedication.

Working for Ashridge Home Care means you will receive the following benefits:

  • One of the best rates of pay across the industry – £13.50 per hour on weekdays & £15.50 per hour on weekends (including double pay on bank holidays)
  • Pay that increases the longer you stay with us.
  • Holiday pay to ensure you can take a break.
  • Comprehensive and continuous training within a supportive team.
  • Ongoing support whenever you need it, on the phone or in-person.
  • Generous refer a friend scheme of up to £400 per friend referred.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Client-to-client mileage paid at 0.45p.
  • Guaranteed and contracted hours available.

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Why should you choose to become a visiting carer?

Becoming a visiting carer can be a rewarding career choice for several reasons. Most importantly, it allows you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others by providing essential care and companionship. You have the opportunity to build strong relationships with elderly individuals and support them in their daily lives. 

In fact, working as a visiting carer provides the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a positive impact and improving the quality of life for those in need. As a visiting carer, you can help to reduce the risk of depression, cognitive decline, isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly. 

In addition, being a visiting carer offers flexibility in terms of working hours and the ability to choose assignments that suit your schedule. You may be required to spend the day at the cinema one day and escort someone to an appointment the next.

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What is a visiting carer/companion carer?

A visiting carer, also known as a companion carer, is a professional carer who provides support and assistance to individuals in their own homes. Unlike live-in carers who reside with the client, visiting carers provide scheduled visits at specified times to deliver care and companionship.

Visiting carers offer a range of services depending on the needs of the individual. This may include assistance with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and medication reminders. They can also provide companionship and emotional support, engage in social activities, accompany clients to appointments or outings and help with light household tasks.

The primary goal of a visiting carer is to ensure the well-being and safety of the individual while promoting their independence and quality of life. They play a vital role in helping clients maintain their routines, remain connected to their communities, and enhance their overall well-being.

What does a visiting carer do?

Getting the little things right is fundamental in everything we do. As a care professional working for Ashridge Home Care, you will provide high-quality one-to-one care and companionship at a time when a person needs it most. 

As a care professional, you will:

  • Provide person-centred bespoke care to clients.
  • Support clients for a minimum of two hours per visit to allow them to live safely in their own homes.
  • Be a companion to your client and accompany them on outings if required.
  • Undertake induction training and continuing professional development.
  • Work with your colleagues and external agencies to ensure a holistic approach to client care.
  • Support with administration of medication.
  • Help clients with all aspects of personal care whilst maintaining dignity and promoting the client’s independence.
  • Assist clients to prepare and cook their preferred meals.
  • Provide housekeeping support as required.

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What qualifications are required to be a visiting carer?

For this role, you do not need to be an experienced carer or have formal qualifications. Together, we will guide and support you to develop your skills and confidence in providing high-quality care for clients with a variety of needs, from companionship to complex care.

To be considered for the role, you might have professional experience as a care assistant, care worker, or as a support worker in a residential or domiciliary care setting. Or, perhaps you have personal experience providing support care to a loved one or a friend. If you share our passion for delivering outstanding customer service and quality care, then we’d love to tell more about our home care jobs available at Ashridge Home Care.

What skills are required to be a visiting carer?

There are many attributes and skills that we look for in our care professionals. You will need to:

  • Have a positive outlook on life.
  • Be caring, kind, compassionate, and empathetic.
  • Enjoy striking up conversation with people (which will require a very good standard of English).
  • Be experienced in making good home-cooked food.
  • Use your initiative and look for what needs to happen next (in consultation with your client).

Why choose to work with Ashridge Home Care?

We feel it is important to reward and support our team, and we have developed a friendly and nurturing working environment. You will have a dedicated care manager and the office team are always there at the end of the phone or when you visit the office. We want to help you progress in your role if you wish to and can support you to undertake higher learning and NVQs.