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Nurse or carer: which job is for me? | Prestige Nursing + Care

Want to get into healthcare but unsure where your future lies? Find everything you need to know about nursing and care careers at Prestige Nursing and Care.          

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The new minimum wage and the care sector

The social care sector faces an immediate challenge to its finances next month, with the salary costs of employers set to increase significantly. From April 1st, the National Minimum Wage will increase by fifty pence an hour for those aged over 25, and is scheduled to increase to £9 an hour by 2020. While an increase in earnings is thoroughly deserved by the millions of minimum wage workers across the country, in sectors such as social care where finances are under huge pressure, there are significant concerns about whether these wage rises are manageable.

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What does a support worker do?

Ever wondered what it's like to be a support worker? Read our first-hand experiences and how to get involved in support work with Prestige Nursing + Care today.                                           

Support workers are a vital part of providing vulnerable people with care, and are able to radically improve their quality of life.  Support workers assist individuals who are unable to live independently by offering them the practical help they need as well as emotional support. There are an enormous range of clients that support workers provide help to, including people with learning difficulties, people with physical disabilities, and the vulnerable elderly – which includes companion care and caring for people with dementia.

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