Last updated:

5th September 2023

Duties and benefits of care work

Carers work with children or adults with:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Mental health problems
  • Addiction issues
  • Emotional needs

Duties might include:

  • Helping with eating and drinking
  • Helping with housework and shopping
  • Getting to know people's interests and needs
  • Organising fun activities
  • Booking and taking people to appointments
  • Helping with showering and toileting
  • Checking that people are taking their medication
  • Communicating with families
  • Looking after pets

Benefits care work can offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities to train as you learn
  • Immense job satisfaction
  • Excellent career progression
  • Job security

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