Care workers provide support to adults of all ages in the community or a care home setting.
Care workers who work in the community are sometimes called domiciliary carers, which often involves travelling to different people’s homes.
The people you would be caring for could include adults with learning disabilities, physical impairments, dementia or those who need mental health support. Your compassion would enable support people to:
- Remain living independently in their own homes
- Live in residential or nursing care homes
- Be part of their community
Your role may include some personal care (washing, bathing and dressing) and assisting people with their mobility and domestic jobs. It could also involve engaging people with social and physical activities, helping them to access services in their community or communicating with their family.