Carers at Home Instead North Hertfordshire supports people to live independently in their homes and carers always remark how much personal satisfaction they get from the role.
Volunteering and being a paid carer share many similarities in terms of the act of providing support and assistance to others which is motivated by kindness and compassion. When we chat with our paid carers at Home Instead North Herts, they always talk about how much they enjoy that the job gives them a sense of purpose and the difference they make to the quality of life of their clients. It is not an overstatement when our carers say that working as a paid carer at Home Instead is like volunteering, only better!
Carers at Home Instead North Hertfordshire supports people to live independently in their homes and carers always remark how much personal satisfaction they get from helping others and making a meaningful contribution to their wellbeing. Each day brings an enormous sense of fulfilment, purpose, and satisfaction.
The role of paid carer is like the role of volunteer befriender. One of the many roles of paid carers is to identify and alleviate loneliness. Sometimes the carer is the only person the client sees on a day, and they understand how much the visit means to the client. Paid carers encourage social activities for the client, for example walking at a local beauty spot like Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage or along Therfield Heath near Royston. They can also do gardening together, cook, go to art classes or whatever hobbies the client enjoys keeping them socially active.
Volunteering and being a paid carer share some similarities in terms of the act of providing support and assistance to others. Paid carers get the opportunity to meet and connect with a diverse range of like-minded people who share similar values, interests, and passions. These relationships can be deeply rewarding, as carers have the chance to bond with clients, they are caring for through shared experiences that create lasting memories.
Volunteering allows individuals to gain practical experience, gain new skills and demonstrate commitment. In addition to these, paid carers get specialist training in supporting others with long term conditions like cancer, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, dementia and many more. While gaining practical skills, paid carers can have paid study towards accredited NVQ qualifications in Adult Social Care. This opens greater career opportunities into care and care management.
Many people are motivated to volunteer because they want to give back to community or express gratitude for the support they have received in their own lives. A significant number of paid carers at Home Instead North Herts start journey into paid care after having cared for a family member with a long-term health condition. Paid carers often comment on how much they enjoy sharing their compassion and empathy with others facing similar challenges they have.
If you have been considering volunteering in the social sector, you may want to consider becoming a part time paid carer. Client visits lasts a minimum of one hour to allow spending quality time with clients and carers are matched with clients in terms of personality and interests. Paid carers at Home Instead North Herts don’t wear uniforms, and they never work on their birthdays.
Get in touch on 01462 600 462 for a chat about full or part time roles as a paid carer.