You might think you're new to care but you might have already been caring without realising.
Do you look after a loved one regularly?
Do you help a neighbour with their shopping?
Have you helped a sibling when they had an injury?
Are you empathetic, reliable, patient and overall a caring person?
If these sound like you, you could be perfect for a career in care. The most important part of social care is to care.
There isn’t a set person who is fit to care. Care work fits people from all walks of life. Care is a role to take for school leavers, experiencing a change of careers, volunteer roles and part time employment. Care work is individual to everybody with your core values being the fundamental area when looking for employment.
Beginning a role in care can happen from all walks of life; the role in care can fit many individual’s lifestyles and can be a perfect opportunity for many people. Care is a role which the majority of the staff are proud to be a part of and can shout about the amazing change they make to people’s lives.
Try these quizzes and assess whether you believe that a career in care is for you: