Choose a fulfilling career in Social Care

Good Care Month holds a significant place at the heart of Abbeyfield, as we unite to honour and value the priceless efforts made by our dedicated staff, volunteers, and social care workers across the country.

This month serves as a unique time to focus on and celebrate the hard work and dedication of individuals who provide essential services to older people and those who need support across the country. Social care workers are the backbone of our society, providing vital support to older people in our communities. Good Care Month gives us a chance to not only express our appreciation for their dedication, compassion, and professionalism but to inspire others to join us for a fulfilling career in care.

Working in a care home — why it's more than just a job

Working in a care home is more than just a job, it provides a purpose and involves caring for some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Care home workers play a critical role in providing physical, emotional, and psychological support to older people in their daily lives. Care home carers are responsible for ensuring that residents receive the care they need to maintain their health, safety, and wellbeing.

One of the most significant aspects of working in a care home is the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. Care home workers have the chance to positively impact the lives of their residents by providing passionate care and support. They help residents to feel more comfortable and secure, help them maintain their independence, and enjoy a sense of purpose and fulfilment. For many care home workers, the opportunity to improve someone’s quality of life and feel like they’re making a difference, is the most rewarding aspect of their job.

The unique sense of community that builds within a care home setting, developing close relationships with residents and colleagues, also add to the value that social care workers enjoy about their roles. They work together as a team to provide the best possible care and support for residents, and this helps to create a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose. For many people, the care home becomes like a second family, with strong bonds of friendship and mutual support.

Working in a care home is a challenging and demanding job, but one that provides a deep sense of pride and satisfaction, knowing that you are making a real difference to the older people you're helping to support, and their loved ones.

A caring career with Abbeyfield

At Abbeyfield, we hold true to the vision of our founder, Richard Carr-Gomm. We take pride in providing our residents with not only high levels of care and accommodation, but also a warm sense of companionship that brings about a true sense of community. None of this would be possible without the dedication and passion of our exceptional people, who are the backbone of our organisation.

Caring is something that touches all of our lives, and it lies at the core of every endeavour we undertake at Abbeyfield. We firmly believe that recognising and appreciating the efforts of our carers is of utmost importance, as caring stands as one of the most meaningful and essential aspects of The Abbeyfield Society. 

Our mission is to acknowledge, support, and celebrate the unwavering dedication our carers exhibit each day at Abbeyfield. They form the heart of our independent living facilities, bring compassion and skill to our various care services across Abbeyfield, and provide essential support to our sheltered housing residents.

Every member of our team exemplifies the values we hold dear, going above and beyond to offer a caring and nurturing environment to those in need, enriching the lives of our residents and ensuring their wellbeing.

Hear what our people have to say about working at Abbeyfield

Find out more about working at Abbeyfield from our staff and join us in our mission to provide exceptional care and support to our residents.

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What is it like working at Abbeyfield?

Discover the inspiring stories of our staff, their career progression, and the meaningful impact of working at Abbeyfield.

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Why care? Hear experiences from Abbeyfield carers

We're shining a spotlight on our Abbeyfield carers and the incredible people working in the care sector.

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Jobs in care

Explore the rewarding opportunities in our care homes and discover the fulfilling roles that a career in care can offer. Learn more about what it means to be part of our compassionate teams, making a positive difference in the lives of those we care for.