Care and Support Workers provide a valuable service to people of all ages by making a positive difference to their lives, by contributing to their health and wellbeing. For various reasons and stages in their lives, some people may need support to develop and maintain their independence and dignity.
A career in care and support work offers a range of varied opportunities including:
- supporting people to remain independent in their own homes
- supporting people who live in residential or nursing care homes
- supporting people to get out into their community
For example, you could be supporting an older person to live independently at home, or supporting a younger person with learning disabilities to access local leisure activities.