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Care cover at Christmas time

Care cover at Christmas time

If you’re planning time away this Christmas or are unable to be with your loved one over the holiday season, Prestige Nursing + Care can help fill the void by helping your loved one with personal care and offering support and / or companionship, giving you peace of mind over the festive season.

Christmas companionship: from engaging in conversation to sharing a meal together, our dedicated Care Workers are able to provide friendly yet professional companionship to your loved one during the festive season. Learn more about our companion care services.

Sending festive cheer: addressing individual Christmas cards can be somewhat overwhelming, especially for those with large extended families. However, our Care Workers are able to help your loved one to label and send out their greeting cards and gifts, as well as help them to run various errands or attend social events they would like to enjoy during the festive season …Prestige Nursing + Care are on hand to help.

Decking the halls: an extra pair of hands is always welcome during festive preparations. Whether it’s trimming the tree or untangling the lights, our Care Workers can help in the decorating process as well as in taking everything down and putting them away once the festivities have passed.

Preparing a feast: good nutrition is vital to leading a healthy and prolonged life. Our Care Workers prepare nutritious, hot, delicious meals and can assist with a myriad of tasks including chopping, mixing, basting, and seasoning while making sure all festive food is cooked through and ready to eat.

Peace of mind: our flexible, quality services mean that if you’re away over the Christmas period you can rest assured your loved one is well taken care of. Our Family-Connect-Programme offers access to daily visit updates ensuring you do not have to miss a moment of your loved one’s progress. This online tool enables you to feel closer to your loves one at this special time of year.

 

Find out more about holiday care and respite services as well as all of the care services we offer.

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.