A month of fundraising for Independent Age

We’re delighted to announce that at Prestige Nursing + Care we are holding a month of fundraising events in aid of Independent Age, where we hope to raise £20,000.

Throughout September, in the lead up to Older People’s Day, our staff at branches throughout the country will be taking part in events from sponsored walks and car boot sales to cake sales and open days. Their clients will also have the opportunity to get involved along with the local communities that they serve across the country. We’d love it if you could join us too.

It’s thrilling to see so many local Prestige Nursing + Care branches getting stuck into such a huge fundraising effort, and I can’t express my gratitude to those who are taking part. Our key fundraising drive are the Friendship Walks which are happening across the country – and we need your help to make these a success! If you’d like to take part in the walk all you need to do is pick the distance you’re comfortable walking, and ask all your friends and family to sponsor you £1 per mile.

Independent Age is a fantastic organisation who do invaluable work in helping older people across the UK. At a time when a rapidly ageing population places extra pressure on already stretched services  – the NHS, local authorities and care providers – Independent Age offers local support to over-65s and their families via  a network of volunteers. They are able to provide much needed advice and assistance, as well as an all-important befriending service at a time when loneliness among elderly people has hit a new high.

Social care has never been under so much pressure. We feel it is critically important to help charities that provide such support for older people who desperately need it – please help us achieve our aim and take part or sponsor us now.

Some of the scheduled events running through September include:

15/09/15 – Prestige Leicester “Walk the Run” 1

22/09/15 – Prestige Leicester “Walk the Run” 2

26/09/15 – Prestige Leicester – Car boot sale

26/09/15 – Prestige Redhill Walk

26/09/15 – Prestige Woking Walk

30/09/15 – Prestige Exeter Big Tea

01/10/15 – Prestige Woking Big Tea

01/10/15 – Prestige Plymouth open day and Big Tea

3/011/15 – Prestige Norwich and Halesworth cake sale.

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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.