Care for Hounslow

Would you care?

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Working in adult social care, you can make a real difference to people's lives every day. Within adult social care there are a range of jobs available and real opportunities for career progression. Click here to read some stories from local care and support workers about their experiences of working in social care in Hounslow.

Where can I work?

There are different places where you could work in adult social care, for example at someone’s home, a residential care home or at a supported living scheme. Click here to see a list of local care employers by location who are all commissioned care providers for Hounslow Council.

What kind of roles are available?

There are always a range of roles available in adult social care. You can support lots of different people, including adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia and other mental health conditions.

Care worker

Care workers support people with all aspects of their day to day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times. Care workers can work in care homes, people’s own homes or the community.

Your role might involve:

  • helping with personal care such as showering and dressing
  • supporting people with social and physical activities
  • booking and accompanying people to appointments
  • assisting people with eating and drinking
  • monitoring individuals’ conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and helping with medication.

 

Care assistant

Care assistants are part of a team supporting people with all aspects of their daily life, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times. Care assistants usually work as part of a team in a residential care or nursing home. Roles can range from Maternity care assistant, Mental health care assistant, Emergency care assistant and Night care assistant.

Your role might involve:

  • helping with personal care such as showering and dressing
  • supporting people with social and physical activities
  • booking and accompanying people to appointments
  • assisting people with eating and drinking
  • monitoring individuals’ conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and possibly helping with medication.

 

Support worker

Support workers support people with all aspects of their daily life, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times. Support workers can work in a care home, in people’s own homes or in the community and roles can vary from Community support worker to Residential support worker.

Your role might involve:

  • supporting people with social and physical activities
  • booking and accompanying people to appointments
  • helping with personal care such as showering and dressing
  • supporting people with eating and drinking
  • monitoring individuals’ conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and possibly helping with medication.

As a support worker you might also be required to provide additional support such as advice about housing, learning life skills such as cooking or budgeting as well as providing emotional support and befriending.

 

 

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