A guide to being a visiting carer in Barnet

This is when a person visits a client in their own home and assists them with their day-to-day needs.

The tasks are varied but can include: Preparing meals; Domestic help; Personal care; Shopping; Medication administration; Support getting out and about; Companionship & emotional support.

A visit is a minimum of one hour. This can be longer depending on the support required by the client. It is important to us that neither the client nor the carer feels rushed.

We do! We take care of breaks, holidays, the carers pay, national insurance & tax, training, reviews, and of course we deal with any issues that may arise.

Our working arrangements are flexible. We employ full and part time team members. We agree on hours that carers are available and work hard to accommodate carers requirements.

We ensure that carers have the right skill sets before placing them with a client. In addition we match the personality of carer and client.

This is an advantage but not essential.

Our clients come from a wide range of backgrounds and their support needs vary greatly. It is rare that our carers do not become fond of the people they support. Most clients live in comfortable homes in good locations.

Yes, there is a management team on call 24 hours a day in case of any problems. We keep in regular touch with our carers, always ensuring everyone is safe and happy.

Yes. Training is very important to us. As a minimum, all our carers have training in first aid, medication administration, health & safety, infection prevention & control, manual handling, customer care, safeguarding, fluid and nutrition. Every team member also has induction training which includes customer service coaching.

Not necessarily. We can give you training on all the practical aspects of care work. If you are a kind person who has good common sense, a can-do attitude and empathy for others then we would love to hear from you.

Firstly complete an on-line application which you can find on our website. If we feel you may be suitable, we will arrange a telephone screening. The next stage is a face-to-face interview. If successful we will offer you a position and book in training dates.

  • Having a job that is highly rewarding.
  • Building a professional relationship with clients and their family.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Being part of a company that supports their team and values the work they carry out.
  • Potential for career progression.
  • Holidays, tax and national insurance are all taken care of for our team
  • Having enjoyment with clients.

What our team are saying

Areas we provide support include:

Arkley
Barnet
Brunswick Park
Chipping Barnet
Church End
Dancers Hill
East Barnet Village
East Finchley
Finchley

Friern Barnet
Fortis Green
Hadley

Kitt’s End
Muswell Hill
New Southgate
Oakleigh Park
Potters Bar
South Mimms
Totteridge