Care Professionals with Inspired to Care- Leicestershire

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Inspired to Care are working with adult social care employers across Leicestershire to find talented new care professionals.

Do you enjoy helping friends and family? Could you extend this help to people who need care and support in your community? Would you love a job where you can make a real difference to peoples’ lives?

Care professionals work with people with a wide range of needs and abilities to support them to live independent and fulfilling lives. The roles available include Residential,  Nursing,  Extracare, Supported Living and Home Care.

The role of a Care or Support Professional is to provide care and support services in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.

Residential / Nursing / Extracare / Supported Living

Care professionals in these settings are responsible for supporting people with health and social care needs to live safe and meaningful lives. This could be older people or people with physical or learning disabilities. This type of care role usually involves working as part of a team of professionals.

Professionals in these services help residents with everyday tasks such as washing, taking medication, using the toilet and getting dressed. Care professionals also support residents to take part in hobbies and social activities, such as group baking sessions and listening to their favourite music.

There are a range of different types of professional roles in residential settings and lots of opportunities to progression into roles such as team leaders, senior care professionals, activity coordinators, dementia / mental health leads and even management.

Home Care

Home care workers provide care and support in people’s own homes. People using home care services may have long-term health conditions, age-related illnesses or mobility issues, physical and / or learning disabilities or mental health. Home care professionals are trained to provide care and support that is tailored to the needs of the individual that they are caring for.

A home care professional’s day is usually organised by a timetable of appointments (often called ‘visits’ or ‘calls’). Care workers travel between visits using their own car, walking, or travelling with a colleague. Many work alone, although some may work with a colleague (sometimes called ‘double ups’) or, in rarer cases, more than one colleague if the individual has very complex needs.

Home care professionals help people with practical tasks such as using the toilet, having a shower or bath, preparing and eating meals, taking medication, and keeping their home tidy. A significant part of a home care professional’s role is to provide people with an opportunity for companionship and to discuss any problems that they are experiencing. This companionship is particularly important for people who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.


  • Level 1 certificate in Health & Social Care
  • Level 1 certificate in Employability

Length of Study: 15 days

Teaching Method: Online remote learning

Job Role: Care Professionals


Would you like to get started?

  • Contact our customer service team on 0115 959 9544.
  • Book now to register your place onto a selection day. One of our customer service team members will be in touch shortly to confirm your attendance.

Who is it available to?
To complete this programme fully-funded you need to be:

  • Aged 19+ and not in employment or education OR
  • Unemployed or earning less than £17,374.50
  • Be a British or EU citizen and lived in the EU for more than 3 years
  • be working to at least Level 1 in Literacy (assessed on information session).


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