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Being a CAREGiver

Are you looking for work that is rewarding, provides you with a sense of satisfaction and where you will feel valued?

If so, then look no further than becoming a caregiver for Home Instead Fareham. We are looking for caring individuals to join our team. Ask any of the Home Instead staff and they will tell you that this is not just a job – it is so much more.

“I thought that my induction training was excellent as I am new to being a carer and the training gave me the confidence to go out and start caring for clients. I have also had Dementia training which I have found very useful in my role with my elderly clients in different stages of Dementia.” Comment from a new member of our team.

If you decide to work with us, we will provide complete training, support and advice. You will be helping and giving back to your local community and being rewarded with competitive pay and benefits. Our staff are local people providing companionship and assistance to those older people who are vulnerable and in need of care right here in their own towns and villages.

Change your life for the better

When you join us as a Caregiver you become part of our Home Instead family. We support and help one another. When you arrive home after providing care to a client, we guarantee that you will think, ‘today I made a difference and made somebody’s life better’.

That’s a great feeling to get from a job.

Home Instead Fareham – who are we?

We are one of the top 3 care providers in the South East as recommended on Homecare.co.uk the most popular website for people searching for care for a partner, relative, friend or other loved one.

We have a growing reputation for the quality of our care and we are always looking to add to our Caregiver team people who want to make a real difference to the lives of our clients.

At the heart of what we do to help our clients remain living independently in their own homes is companionship. We don’t believe that supporting clients starts with a list of tasks, we believe it starts with a relationship.

Time to care

We carefully match our clients to our Caregivers and all our visits are a minimum of one hour. We don’t do “pop-in” visits because we don’t believe that companionship based care can be delivered in 15 minutes and we don’t think that is consistent with high quality service.

Of course all the little things matter; helping at meal times, taking a client shopping, helping them get prepared for the day or just stopping in for a cup of tea and a chat. All these things can make a big difference to the lives of our clients and even more so if the person helping is first and foremost a companion.

Caring is a profession and we need people who believe in what we do and are caring, empathetic, flexible and believe they can make a difference.

It's flexible part-time work from 2 to 4 hours a week up to 20. We'll take the time to match you with our clients and because we don’t rush you won't be under pressure to just get the job done. That way you and your client get the most from every visit and you can really enjoy what you are doing.

How do our caregivers rate Home Instead Fareham?

To help you decide if this is for you our recent independent survey of all our Caregivers revealed that:

100% would recommend Home Instead Senior Care's services to a friend

100% understand why Home Instead Senior Care is different from other care companies

100% are proud to work for Home Instead Senior Care

100% say they are well matched to their client

98% would recommend Home Instead Senior Care to a friend or family member as a place to work

95% say their job gives them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills

87% say they have access to the training they need to do their job well

98% say they are given enough time to deliver the desired levels of client care 

This level of satisfaction is normally associated with the best large companies in the UK like John Lewis and Marks and Spencer’s. So alongside the headlines what else did the team at Home Instead have to say?

Comments from our care givers 

Here are some specific comments about working for Home Instead:

I have worked for many agencies in the past but nothing like this one. They care for their staff and I am very proud to be part of the company and look forward to watching it grow!

Working with Home Instead has really given me job satisfaction and the companionship I give my clients makes me feel good knowing that I have made someone feel better from my visits.

I feel supported and can always approach any of the management team at any time; the office door is always open or they are available at the end of the phone.

The working hours and schedule fit in with the other commitments in my life and I’m glad I took the plunge into a new career.

Really kind, caring and professional -you couldn't ask for any better.

The company takes great care in recruiting staff which is very important when you are matching caregivers to clients; a completely different concept to how care is delivered from other agencies locally.

Training and ongoing development?

After I had finished my training I felt empowered and confident to go out and meet my clients which can only down to the excellent training and encouragement I was given.

There was plenty of time in the training and a very good atmosphere. We could ask as many questions as we liked and we went through things nice and slowly ensuring everyone understood everything. The Training manager was very understanding. 

The training is more than “just training” it encourages you to think differently and is very informative for the less experienced trainees. I have been with the company for 10 months and have been encouraged to apply for a more senior role. I am lucky enough to have been given the opportunity and I feel that I have been well supported throughout my entire time with Home Instead.

I thought that my induction training was excellent as I am new to being a carer and the training gave me the confidence to go out and start caring for clients. I have also had Dementia training which I have found very useful in my role with my elderly clients in different stages of Dementia. 

Having worked for a couple of other care firms over last four years training with Home Instead was more in depth and focused on what your job entails.

All staff are given the opportunity and are encouraged to complete the QCF courses. Staff are offered the opportunity to complete their Diploma Level 2, 3, or 5 in Health and Social Care. I am currently completing my level 5 thanks to John James support and encouragement.

Although new in this area it is obvious that Home Instead will be very successful. The training, over 3 days, was delivered with enthusiasm and humour and with a special thought for the staff taking it.

The training was excellent also for those less experienced in the care sector.

Right from the beginning when I attended the induction training I felt that I was put at ease and everything was explained well.

What next? Give us a call!

So If you like the sound of Home Instead, would like to work in the home care services sector, are over 18, have access to a car and live in Portchester, Fareham, Gosport, Lee on Solent, Stubbington, Titchfield or the surrounding villages please contact Helene on 01329 282 469 or fill out an enquiry form so we can get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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I needed urgent support for my father, who suffers from vascular dementia and Alzheimer's. I found Home Instead via the homecare website and was heartened by the positive reviews.

From the first contact with the M.D. who answered the telephone I felt confident that my father would be well cared for.

The professionalism and high standard of care are apparent in all contact from management and care staff. The support and consultation for both client and family are exemplary.

I have no hesitation in recommending Home Instead to care for a loved one - my concerns were addressed, my faith in carers restored and Dad is blossoming with the attention and nutrition being given him! Thank you Home Instead.

Ms B - Fareham