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Discover whether you could work in care

Discover whether you could work in care

Published at 3:46pm 25th February 2020.

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Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care have been giving potential CAREGivers a taste of a career in care through their second annual 'Taster Day'.

  • Home Instead Senior Care welcomed potential CAREGivers to their Ripley HQ for a Taster Day.
  • The day involved empathy tests and activities to match potential carers with Home Instead's core values.
  • Home Instead provide care at home services across Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk.

Home Instead Senior Care welcomed those looking for a career in care to their Ripley office for their second annual 'Taster Day'.

The day gave an insight into life as a Home Instead CAREGiver, as well as various informal activities designed to take a closer look at what values a good CAREGiver must possess.

When asked what makes a good CAREGiver, Kate Button, who works in HR and Recruitment at Home Instead, revealed their employees have the ability to be the 'ray of sunshine' that their clients need:

"Somebody who has empathy and compassion, who can leave their own troubles on the doorstep... Positivity is huge.

"You've got to go in there and be the ray of sunshine that our clients need."

Home Instead Senior Care Taster Day - CAREGivers
Home Instead's Taster Day provides an informal and relaxed insight into a career in care.

The day is designed to be informal and informative, with potential CAREGivers taking part in activities such as the 'sensitivity test', which involved wearing modified gloves and attempting to write out a cheque to simulate arthritis.

The potential CAREGivers were also tasked with drawing what care meant to them, and wearing glasses that simulated cataracts to give them empathy for what their clients may be dealing with:

"It really restricted movement...One I could hardly see and two I could hardly hold the pen let alone write a cheque out!

"I've found it very rewarding talking to the other people and taking part in the team-building activities."

Linda, aspiring CAREGiver at Home Instead

Home Instead Senior Care head office, Ripley
The second annual Taster Day at Home Instead Senior Care in Ripley.

To find out more about career availability at Home Instead Senior Care or to find out more about their care at home services, email Kate Button at, find them online, or call the Home Instead office on 01423 774490.

Ben Groom from Stray Lifestyle went along to the annual Taster Day at Home Instead HQ in Ripley:

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