Common Misconceptions of the Care Industry

The care industry, like many professions, is riddled with common misconceptions and stereotypes, which often tarnishes the amazing work staff do. Today we thought we’d share with you some of these myths and give you an insight into the realities of working for a care agency like us!

Care Industry Misconceptions Stayathome Cornwall

Common Misconceptions of the Care Industry

Care Industry Misconceptions Stayathome Cornwall

‘I’ll be wiping people’s backsides all day’

While personal care is one aspect of day to day tasks, it’s not the only one! Our staff also prepare meals, administer medication and of course take our clients out and about in the local community! Being a Care Support Worker is all about safeguarding a client’s independence, involvement in the community and of course, quality of life.

Care Industry Misconceptions Stayathome Cornwall

‘It’s a low paid job and there’s no career progression’

Did you know that every member of the CHAOS Group Senior Management, has worked their way up? Everyone in the team has experience in the care industry, which means at one point or another, even the head of the company was out on the rounds, helping our clients. How amazing is that?! So, like many jobs, though you may start off small, there’s so much potential with a career in care!

Care Industry Misconceptions Stayathome Cornwall

‘There’s not enough training or support’

Though the health and social care sectors are facing cuts left right and centre in the UK at the moment, this does not mean our staff are unsupported! At Stayathome we are passionate about providing ongoing support and training opportunities to our staff. Whether it’s manual handling, basic lifesaving, makaton or condition specific training, we are regularly welcoming experts in to train our team, ensuring they’re always on top of their game!

Care Industry Misconceptions Stayathome Cornwall

‘The hours are unsociable’

The care industry is tough, our services are in demand 24/7, 365 days of the year. This means we have shifts to suit everyone’s needs. Some staff work full time hours, others work nights to fit in with their lifestyles, we have part time staff and apprentices too!

Care Industry Misconceptions Stayathome Cornwall

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