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Care at home roles

Anyone at any stage of life could need care and support while living at home and in their community. This includes the elderly, people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions, sensory impairment or physical disabilities. Supporting people at home can be in a number of forms.


Care worker

Care workers support people in all aspects of their day-to-day life.


Personal assistant

People employ personal assistants to help them with various aspects of their daily life to help them live as independently as possible. This usually involves support in their own homes, out in the community or where they work.


Support worker

Support workers assist people with aspects of their day-to-day living.


Shared Lives Carer

A Shared Lives carer shares their home and family life with a young person (16+) or adult who has issues that make it harder for them to live on their own. These include people with learning or physical disabilities, mental health conditions or dementia, as well as people leaving hospital.

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