What you’ll be doing
Being a Resident Companion’ doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity.
It means having fun and laughter with them and listening to their stories of a past life, keeping them upbeat throughout the day.
And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.
Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference and really stepping into that Companion’ role whilst relatives aren’t around to visit.
What you’ll need
A genuine passion for caring for others, you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend before. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and bring a smile to the residents at Care Uk.
You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions and above all, you will have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
Opportunities to progress through our career paths into a Carer role and take on an apprenticeship
Quality bespoke training to develop your skills Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts Bank holiday enhancements Free uniform Free DBS Thousands of online and in-store discounts
One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people.
A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.
Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.
Resident Companion roles are available nationwide.
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.
We offer a combination of high quality care and a pleasant location.
Opened in 2010, Langley Oaks is a very modern and welcoming care home in a residential area of South Croydon, close to attractive parks and woodland.
We provide personalised residential and respite care for older people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We also offer compassionate and supportive end of life care.
Langley Oaks has been specially designed to meet the needs of older people with dementia. The layout of the home enables residents to explore freely.
We take a person-centred approach to care, which means offering lots of choices and always involving residents and their families when making decisions.
Our aim is for each resident to feel valued and in control, and to have as much independence as possible.
Our friendly team starts getting to know each resident even before they move in we use a special form to help us find out about everything from important events in their life to what colours they do and don’t like.
We work closely with each individual and their relatives to create a tailored care plan that takes into account all of their needs and preferences.