Transferable skills for care

It’s always an exciting and daunting time when you’re changing careers but if you’re considering health and social care, you are making a great choice. Providing care to people in need is a rewarding career in a growing industry that provides both flexibility and stability. 

You do not necessarily need a formal education or qualifications to become a professional carer. You’ll find that you probably already have plenty of transferable skills that will help you get started in the industry. What is most important is that you have a genuine desire to help others live with greater independence.

How to become a senior carer

If you already have experience working as a carer in the health and social care industry, then you might find the role of senior carer to be right for you.

A senior carer provides physical and emotional support to individuals in need but they are also able to manage and supervise teams of other care assistants to ensure the highest standards of care are being provided. At Prestige Nursing & Care, our senior carer positions carry the official titles of Field Care Supervisor or Field Care Manager.

What are the advantages of being a carer?

Although care work presents some challenges, there are few job paths as rewarding or satisfying as a career in the care sector. Being a carer offers many practical benefits such as flexibility and a good work-life balance while allowing you to make a positive impact in someone’s life. Demand for care work is only expected to rise, so there is no better time to embark on this job path.

If you are considering a job in care, you may have questions such as: “What is it like being a carer?” or “What are the pros and cons of being a carer?”. [...]

What skills are needed to become a carer?

Care work is immensely rewarding as it allows you to make a positive impact in the lives of those you care for, but it can also present unique challenges at times. More so than other industries, care work requires a certain type of person with skills like patience and time management in order to be successful and provide the best possible care.

If you are considering a career in care work, these are some of the skills required to be a carer. After 75 years of providing outstanding care to our clients, we have a good understanding of what a high [...]

Why work in care?

As the population of the UK ages, the demand for quality carers is on the rise. More people than ever are choosing to stay at home to receive the dedicated support they need to live independently. This increased demand for at home carers provides plenty of new opportunities for those looking to enter the care sector for the first time.

Why work in care? Working in care is not only incredibly rewarding, but it also offers many practical benefits. In this short guide, we have provided the major advantages of becoming a carer to help you make an informed decision.

How to be a better carer

Whether you are caring for an ageing friend or relative or simply considering pursuing a career in care work, there are certain qualities and characteristics that you can nurture that will allow you to become a better carer. While caring for someone in need is hugely rewarding, it can also be challenging at times which is why care work requires a special type of person.

The best carers have several qualities and personality traits that make them exceptional carers. Here, we’ll explore how to be a better carer including the qualities we look for in our own expert carers.

What is it like working in care?

With the ageing population of the UK only expected to rise, there is no better time to start a career as a professional carer. Working in care is an immensely rewarding career that allows you to provide life-changing support to those in need.

For over 75 years, Prestige Nursing & Care has provided high-quality, personalised and expert home care services for every stage of life. We know what good care looks like and how best to support our care teams to deliver it.

The importance of good documentation in care work

Maintaining accurate records plays a crucial role in providing effective care. Not only can maintaining clear and up-to-date records improve the health and well-being of clients, but it can also help care providers to better comply with CQC regulations.

Here we provide insight into the numerous benefits of good documentation and how you can use accurate record-keeping to improve the quality of life of the people you support.

What are the qualities of a good carer?

At Prestige Nursing & Care, we are proud of the exceptional care professionals that are part of our team. The carers we hire are not only experienced and qualified, but they all possess certain qualities that make them competent and dedicated carers.

If you’re curious about a career in care and wondering what carer qualities and skills you should have, here you can learn more about the qualities we look for when hiring our own carers.

Carer interview questions

When you apply for a position in the care services sector, you can expect to be asked a wide range of interview questions. Caring for older or vulnerable people is a big responsibility, so employers want to ensure you have the right skills and attributes.

We have put together some examples of carer interview questions to help you feel more prepared for your next social care interview. While we’ve included some typical responses that we would look for when hiring our own carers at Prestige Nursing & Care, you should always draw your answers from your own experience.