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Are you considering a new career?

It’s what’s inside that counts.

Are you considering a new career?

The demand for talented care workers across all roles within a care home is continually rising and we think there’s never been a better time to consider this as a professional option. There are some fantastic benefits to working in health and social care, both in terms of the rewarding nature of the role day-to-day and in terms of how we shape the future for our loved ones lives.

Read more from some of our amazing family members at Bletchley House, Milton Keynes, to find out about the work they do and the variety of opportunities available within a care home.

Sarah, Senior Carer

I started my career in social care because I wanted to be able to make a difference and give people a better quality of life. I have been a carer for 16 years and have been working at Gold Care Homes for eight years, in which I gained the skills to be promoted to Senior Carer. No two days are the same and the care needs of residents are likely to change from day-to-day, so this is an ideal working choice if you can react and adapt quickly to whatever is going on around you.

I can’t think of anything more rewarding than caring for other people. Whether this is empowering other people to enjoy their day, supporting them with short or long term health needs, or even smoothing the way for someone as they reach the end of their life – caring for others is a huge privilege.

At the end of each shift, it is heart warming to head home with the knowledge that you’ve made a real difference to someone’s life, whether it be the responsibility of the physical care of your residents or getting to know them and supporting their emotional and social requirements as well as liaising with family members regarding their welfare.

Knowing I have helped put a smile on some-ones face makes the job worthwhile.

Marilyn, Kitchen Assistant

I previously worked as a Barista and a Catering Assistant for a well known supermarket, but wanted a change of career. I was attracted to Gold Care Homes because of the hours and proximity to my home, in changing roles I soon found it to be the best career move I made.

When you work in a care home, you’ll have the opportunity to really get to know the people in your care, you’ll often be lucky enough to be told really interesting stories about years gone by and to get a glimpse of many different perspectives on life.

Each day I talk to our residents whilst doing my tasks such as laying and clearing the tables for their meals, washing up and general catering duties. I take pride in my work, knowing that our residents are happy and appreciate what we do for them. We are all one big family.

If you are friendly, outgoing and chatty and want to contribute to the wellbeing of others, working in care is a great choice. I have been with Gold Care Homes for three years now and find it very rewarding.

Usha, Registered Nurse

I have been a nurse for 34 years and have worked in care settings for over 30 years. Being at Gold Care Homes for approximately 2 years as a Bank Nurse I am now pleased to be joining them permanently.

One of the best things about working in the care industry is that many of your skills and personal values will be recognised and put to good use. Often, these skills – such as kindness, patience, personal warmth, sensitivity, empathy, friendliness and reliability get overlooked in other industries, however these really are at the forefront of your contribution to a care home environment.

There are several reasons I decided to become permanent at Gold Care Homes, the other staff were so welcoming and friendly, you really feel part of a family. We all help each other out and work as a team to ensure our residents get the best care possible. I was also looking for more hours, closer to home and with the aim to stay in one place for another 10 years of my career, Gold Care Homes are invested in enabling me to do this.

Debbie, Domestic

My background has generally been working in factories, from making clothes to dental lights, working at Lipton tea and then working with family. I started in social care because I am a sociable person, have a caring nature and enjoy chatting and spending time with people.

Whilst I am carrying out my daily cleaning duties, it is fascinating to chat to our residents and find out about their lives, it not only enriches my life, but also theirs as someone is taking the time to listen and care. Every day I learn something new as we share stories and have a laugh together. If you want to start a career in care you have to genuinely care about others, residents are not just a number, they are people with feelings.

At Gold Care Homes we believe recruitment is truly based on personality and values, it’s what’s inside that counts.

What’s important to us is that you care deeply about the wellbeing of other people, we’re looking for individuals who are caring, kind, friendly, understanding, compassionate and approachable, as well those wanting to work in a fun filled team environment.

If you feel that you have the personal attributes to make an outstanding care worker, whether in any of the roles highlighted or within another area, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll be given on the job training and support, whereby transferable skills will enable you to progress within the industry.

Contact our recruitment team to discuss opportunities at Gold Care Homes further or take a look at our careers page for current vacancies and apply directly https://www.goldcarehomes.com/careers/

Our mission is to enhance the lives of our residents in our care by bringing them joy, happiness and fulfilment. We do this be delivering the best service we can within family-orientated developments.

Resident and family testimonials

My late wife stayed in the Acton Care Home from the end of April 2018 until 21 September 2018 on which day she died there. In that time my wife was looked after in an excellent manner. All the nurses who cared for my wife were excellent, very professional and also very warm and friendly. My wife’s dignity was totally respected. I cannot thank enough all the staff at Acton Care Home. They deserve a 5-star recommendation.

Dennis S

(Husband of Resident)

My Uncle received excellent care at Alan Morkill House. The staff were always helpful and friendly and he was made to feel happy, secure and comfortable as he spent the last two years of his life there. I would recommend the home to friends and family.

Christine B

(Niece of Resident)

This placement proved a successful one giving my friend the best quality of life. The environment is peaceful and caring. I was most impressed by the kindness and professional skills of the staff in the home. Always going the extra mile.

Kathie M

(Friend of Resident)

Since my mum-in-law moved into Baugh House in April they have been nothing but fantastic. She has settled so well. The home itself is spotlessly clean and the staff go over and above to make residents feel at home. And I mean everyone domestic staff, care staff and admin. Ten out of ten to you all.  Can’t thank you all enough for all you do.

Georgina C

(Daughter-in-law of Resident)

It’s hard to describe the happiness you feel in this building. The staff really care. I called Dad the other day and could hear music, when I asked him what it was he laughed and said they sing and dance, it makes us laugh. Sums it up really. If you want a home that goes the extra mile in every area then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bletchley House. Improvements have been made to the home and continue to be ongoing. The last 6 months have seen many positive changes. Thanks for all you do.

Barry C

(Son of Resident)

Dad has settled in well. He is very complimentary of the care he receives and says he feels safe and comfortable. I have great peace of mind and am confident he is being cared for. He loves the activities and the company of the other residents.

Lucy S

(Daughter of Resident)

I visit my Aunt on average three to four times a year and I always notify the staff at Burrows House of my forthcoming visit. Each time I visit I am constantly impressed by the care and kindness towards my Aunt by the staff, all staff. Her physical care is excellent. She is well presented. She is treated with dignity. The staff understand her needs and appear to know her well. Her room is cosy and clean.

Claire R

(Niece of Resident)

Staff have been very supportive to Mum, who has struggled to settle in. Mum has now made new friends and her health and wellbeing have greatly improved. The facilities are fantastic and Mum reports the food is lovely. The staff communicates well and always keeps me informed and updated.
Would highly recommend the home.

Rosalie T

(Daughter of Resident)

I would like to say that the personal care provided by the staff who looked after mum on a day to day and long term basis was excellent.

Paul F

(Son of Resident)

The staff are friendly and caring. They listen and are very welcoming and attentive.
They looked after my friend well and could not have done any better.

Kylie A

(Friend of Resident)

We cannot speak highly enough about Kent House. The staff are excellent, much of the reason for this is the example set by the managers, they are excellent. We are very grateful for the kindness and care they show to all of the residents, it’s a joy to see.

Christine K

(Daughter of Resident)

When we visit my aunt she is contented and is well looked after and well cared for. We are very grateful for the way the home gave her such a happy day for her 101st birthday. Staff were very kind to her.

John W

(Son of Resident)

The care the staff at Martin’s House give my dad is outstanding. The staff have been exemplary through the COVID crisis and have steadfastly given an excellent level of care during the most difficult of circumstances. Their professionalism and excellent people skills have helped clients and families alike, up to and during the COVID crisis. The staff have all taken the time to get to know me as well as my father. I am so grateful for everything they do for him. My dad is so happy with the care he receives, he is treated with respect and dignity.

Jane S

(Daughter of Resident)

The team at Peregrine House are caring and responsive. In this difficult time, they have been meticulous in protecting the residents, keeping them safe and keeping daily life as normal as possible. This is remarkable, given the challenges – every single member of staff has clearly worked tirelessly to maintain safety and wellbeing.

Eleanor K

(Daughter of Resident)

We are both very happy with the care she gets. Pre covid, I would visit every day, and I have always enjoyed the staff’s company and pleasant manner. I really do appreciate the care the staff give to my wife.

Brian S

We got in touch with St Katherine’s for respite care for Mum when she was extremely unwell with dehydration. They were extremely compassionate and helpful to us when we were in a situation that we were finding difficult to deal with. Every one of the staff has been so kind and caring toward Mum and ourselves. We could not fault the care she is receiving and she is very happy there.

Janis G

(Daughter of Resident)

I can’t say how fantastic the team are at The Tudors in looking after their residents. They are brilliant, always caring, always have time to discuss your relative’s needs with you, and it is clear how much they care about the people they are looking after. Mum is happy and safe; what more can you ask for.

Karen W

(Daughter of Resident)

Extremely helpful, very friendly, cannot fault the staff. Cleanliness is excellent.

Gillian S

(Wife of Resident)

Very pleased with Mom’s care. Staff are excellent and provide a first-class service. The home is well managed and maintained., always clean and friendly. We now know Mom is being well cared for and the staff knows exactly how to deal with her needs. Cannot fault St Stephens.

S R

(Daughter of Resident)

Very welcoming, all staff and management embrace you an make you feel at ease and are very caring to all. As a visitor, they are so friendly and will do anything to help.

Janet W

(Wife of Resident)

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