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Care Workers and Home Carers

Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.


Median Salary

New workers start around £6,248. Normal pay is £16,395 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £26,863.

Daily Tasks

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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