Why Become a Carer?

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This article from Devon County Council gives you some great reasons on Why Become a Carer and how here at Purple Balm we can help you get a rewarding career.

Whether you are just about to leave school or you are looking to change your career, there are a number of very good reasons to become a carer. A genuine interest in the welfare of others can get you started on the social care ladder as a care assistant. Many people start off by caring for a sick relative or close family member. Others will start as volunteers. But the story doesn’t end there. Continue reading for more reasons to choose to become a carer.

You’ll be able to pursue your passion

If you have a naturally caring personality and you are concerned about the welfare of others, you are likely to do well in a caring role. By choosing to work in social care you can pursue a career making a difference in people’s lives. This gives you a firm foundation for your future career.

You can enjoy meeting new people

Caring allows you to meet new people in the area where you live. As well as meeting your new clients, you’ll be part of a larger team of carers and healthcare professionals you can get to know. If you want to get out and about more where you live, being a carer offers the ideal opportunity to become active in your community.

You’ll have a rewarding career

Knowing that you are making the difference to someone’s life is the reward for being a good carer. You’ll enable individuals by supporting them to live in their own homes. Helping your clients to maintain their independence is an extremely rewarding experience.

You can see the results of your hard work

Being able to give your clients the support they need to live day-to-day allows you to see the results of your hard work. You’ll be confronted with the harsh realities of people struggling to overcome illness or disability. This allows you to appreciate the little things in life we all take for granted. Each day, you’ll leave work feeling satisfied you have done your best to help.

Caring offers flexible hours to fit in with your life

As carers tend to work flexible hours you can fit in your career around other daily activities. This is an ideal job for those who have family commitments or study plans. Being flexible allows you to meet your clients’ expectations.

You can work near where you live

Many caring jobs allow you to work in the area you live. There is no long journey into work in the morning. This cuts out all the stress of having to commute each day and keeps your travel expenses to a minimum.

You receive a proper training

We provide full training with our sister company Purple Balm Training.

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