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Are home care jobs better than nursing home jobs during Bristol lockdown?

Advice from Premier Homecare on home care jobs compared to nursing home care jobs during Bristol lockdown for support workers and care assistants

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Having seen an increase in the number of support workers applying to us here at Premier Homecare since the Covid-19 outbreak, many of them have been asking us “are home care jobs better than nursing home jobs during Bristol lockdown”?

There isn’t a simple or straightforward answer, and although we’ve specialised in Bristol home care services over the last 15 years, the management team at our award-winning, family-run firm providing independent home care business, wouldn’t choose one over the other.

What we do say, however, to all new home care staff, support assistants, and live-in care workers joining us to work with our expanding rota of private clients in Bristol is that the home care setting is different to that in nursing homes.

Those looking for a career in home care with Premier Homecare can expect to receive top quality training and support, as well as industry-recognised qualifications.

We also pride ourselves on assuring our home care workers in Bristol they will experience a very organised and considerate approach to rostering and safe working practices.

We’ve had some care workers in Bristol joining us recently expressing concerns that some home care companies are not using PPE correctly, or giving adequate PPE to their care workers when on call.

Premier Homecare has invested a significant amount of time to oversee and train care staff in the correct use of PPE. We can also confirm that all of our care workers in Bristol have the proper and appropriate PPE.

We also give our home care staff a range of superb benefits, including:

Minimum one-hour client visits

All travel in-between calls is paid at our full hourly rate

Full help desk support for staff

Permanent ongoing work in care

Care Career progression

An organised rota prepared in advance

High-level of continuous care training and ongoing support

Premier Homecare offers all home care workers a dedicated and unique training programme for a successful career in care, called Premier Pathway – find out more about it here

We wrote a News post last year highlighting the differences between home care work and residential care work in Bristol, and many of the points raised are still valid and relevant now, irrespective of Covid-19. Read it here.

To review our latest home care work vacancies in Bristol and the surrounding areas, please visit here.

To have an informal chat with us about our latest range of home care jobs in Bristol, please ring our Westbury-on-Trym head office on 0117 959 2013 and mention this News post.