Professional Care Workers’ Week – Is a career in care for you?

We are as passionate about our care team as we are about our residents, and recruitment and development for our workforce remains vital, so that we can provide a quality care service. That is why we have been pledging our support for Professional Care Workers’ Week (12-16 September). Organised by the Care Workers Charity, the awareness week shines a much needed light on the work of the social care sector, discussing the key challenges that lie ahead.

Recruitment has always been a challenge for the care sector, and this has been emphasised recently by Brexit, the pandemic and the national recruitment crisis. However, rather than concentrating on the negatives of all of this, we wanted to celebrate the positives of working in care.

Our longstanding team at The Beeches is proud of our working culture – a support team which loves providing care and support to all of our residents. During Professional Care Workers’ Week, there have been some common themes discussed, including care worker wellbeing, training, retention and the cost of living crisis.

With more people looking for work or increasing their hours to support their families during the crisis, it is a fantastic time to consider a career in care.

Here are our top 5 reasons why a career in care could be for you:

Caring is rewarding

We all know how rewarding it is when you give something back, and a career in care continuously does this. You will be looking after vulnerable people who need your care and support to live a happy life and to age well. It is truly rewarding to be able to brighten up someone’s day and make them feel safe and secure.

Training and development

Many people don’t consider training and development as part of a career in social care, but as well as the support you will receive throughout your career, there are many formal care qualifications to work towards, such as an NVQ in health and social care. It is even possible to progress through to management roles, with NVQs going up to level 7. There are so many varied job roles within adult social care, that your career in care could take you anywhere!


There will be nothing dull or mundane about working in social care. As with any human-focussed job, no two days will be the same. As well as the residents you care for, your care team will also need your support, so life can be varied! The people you care for will have happy days, and sad days, with so many interesting stories to share. The right person will look forward to this variety every day, coming into work with an open mind. Many people in care say they get real job satisfaction from this.


There is nothing 9 to 5 about working in care, and the benefit of this is that many care homes will be looking for people who can work a range of hours. This is great if you have family commitments, or are just looking for part time work. Residents in care homes require care 24/7, 365 days a year, so care work will have you covered whatever your working hours preference.

Building relationships

You will build a close bond with those you care for and many people who work in care come to treasure this friendship. You are not just providing care and support, but taking the time to get to know someone, whilst respecting their dignity and wishes.

Your care team will also become part of your family. At The Beeches we all rely on each other heavily, to help get us through the tough and challenging times, but also to enjoy all of those happy and funny moments. Without a care team that supports each other, it is impossible to deliver quality care and find enjoyment in your role.


So, those are some of the reasons why we love working in care. If you are tempted, why not get in touch with our team to find out more. Call 01359 230773 or visit









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