Working in a care home vs homecare

Do you feel naturally drawn towards improving the lives of others? If you’re an innately compassionate person with a strong sense of empathy, working in care could be the perfect career choice. 

The good news is that the care industry is always on the lookout for dedicated and passionate carers. If you’re interested in care jobs in Chadwell Heath, Romford, read on to discover more about working in a care home vs homecare. 

Why work in care?

Working in care is a challenging but rewarding opportunity. Every day, you get to make a positive difference in the lives of others. There’s something truly special about going home at the end of your shift knowing that what you do brings sunshine to someone’s day.

Unlike your regular 9-5 job, each day brings something new. Together with other staff members, you’ll look after the needs of our residents, creating an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere and ensuring their care needs are met. It’s safe to say that working in care is anything but boring! 

Whether you work in a care home or as a home carer, you’ll also get to enjoy flexible working hours. This makes it a great career choice for people with other family responsibilities or life commitments.

Perhaps the best part is that as a people-focused job, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for social interaction. As a carer, you’ll get to form real, genuine connections and have conversations with people who have lived rich, fascinating lives. 

As you share stories, dance and sing, or participate in organised activities with our residents, you’ll learn so much about others, about yourself, and about life. 

Your values and skills as a carer

Many care companies recruit carers based on shared values rather than qualifications or previous work experience. As a carer, you must embody the values of social care. 

Being understanding and sensitive to the needs of others comes naturally to you. You always treat others, no matter their needs, with the respect and dignity they deserve. At the same time, you are good at thinking on your feet, have no shortage of patience, and are truly committed to the wellbeing of others. 

Working at Rowallan House

One of the key benefits of working in a care home vs providing home care is that less travel is involved. Rather than driving from home to home, you get to spend the day in our cosy ‘home away from home’ with the rest of our care team. The supportive working environment and the nature of the job makes the working day go quick!

In addition, your time with our residents is not limited in the same way it would be if you had to dash off to your next care appointment. This makes it possible to form better relationships with those you care for. 

To work at Rowallan House is to become part of our family. That’s why we look after our staff with as much dedication and care as we do our residents. 

We believe our team is our greatest strength so we do everything in our power to make sure you feel supported in the work you do and are recognised for your achievements. In addition to offering a competitive salary and a generous pension, we also provide ongoing specialist training and great career development opportunities. 

Get in touch 

If anything above resonated with you, we’d love to learn more about you and your skills. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0800 999 8499 if you are interested in learning more about our close-knit team of carers. We look forward to getting to know you.