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Do you have what it takes?

A career in care is truly a one-of-a-kind and the only qualification you need is life experience and a need to help others. You may want to build on a lifelong career, work a few hours around your present commitments or simply give something back to the community. Whatever you’re calling, a career in CARE can be highly rewarding and can lead onto more specialist fields in the health care industry, such as a degree in social care or the nursing profession. A day in a life of a carer can be a varied one as the needs of each individual are completely different. The daily support a carer provides can range from assisting some one getting bathed and dressed, help with meal preparation and medication prompts to light house keeping duties, grocery shopping, providing transport to social visits and health care appointments and sitting services to provide companionship.

Genuine understand, compassion, teamwork, planning ahead and being well organised are all important attributes a carer is required to have. So whether it’s just a few hours a day or you discover a complete new career change, one thing’s for certain, if you choose a career in CARE you will impact some ones life’s in a positive way that’s for sure.

Basing Care is a local care provider now recruiting new carers to join their busy team. Successful applicants are subject to CRB checks and will require the own transport as the care provided is in clients own home. All training is given, with an opportunity to do a NVQ 2 (or equivalent) in Health and Social care, including ongoing awareness training.

Testimonials from Basingcare Carers.

I have always had a passion for helping people which has given me a great sense of satisfaction to know that I am able to help others as a carer for Basing Care. It gives me an opportunity to do something positive and meaningful for my fellow citizens, and by doing a good job I know I’m making real difference. – Ann Wall, Carer.

Being a carer for Basing Care is a very worth while and enjoyable job. I learn something new each day and it gives me a good feeling to know I can make some ones day by visiting them. The office staff gives me a guidance and support I need to fulfil my role as a carer. – Michelle Mulcahy, Carer.

I am still very new to this work, only six months but I don’t regret it for a minute. I started out working twenty hours per week, mostly nights and weekends leaving me days free for swimming, golf, shopping etc. I enjoy visiting people in there own homes as this enables them to keep their independence until it’s no longer viable. I have never had a job that has given me so little stress, jobs satisfaction, recognition, you get a really good feeling and it makes you feel you are helping the community. – Deb Harris, Carer.

I have been a Care Assistant for Basing Care for over 15 years. I love my job and it makes my day when I know I’m helping people to live more independently in their own homes. Sometimes you can be the only person they see in a day and when I visit them and I see the smile on their faces it fills me full of joy. I wouldn’t change my job even if I won the lottery. – Beverley Carter, Carer.

So if you want to make difference to some ones life, please contact our friendly team on: 01256 474008 or email:


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