Our Care Workers

When recruiting staff, we make sure they have adequate experience and understanding to be a Care Worker and to meet the service user’s needs with this Agency. We also make sure they have up to date training to meet the requirements of the Care Standards Act 2008.

  • All Care Workers will complete an application form.
  • Interviews will be arranged.
  • References will be checked and written references will be requested and kept on file.
  • An up to date DBS check is a requirement.
  • All relevant certificates will be checked, photocopied and kept on file.
  • An induction will take place before any assignment commences.

We will be following up on each care worker while they are caring for a service user to check if they are competent and we will have written records that can be viewed at any time.

We make sure that the Care Worker has the ability to meet the service user’s needs, and if need be:

  • Find out what training is necessary.
  • To introduce new Care Workers to the requirements of the Agency including Policies and Procedures and to make sure they have regular supervision and appraisals.
  • Make sure a new applicant has the abilities to do the Care Workers tasks. Should an applicant not have the full experience but shows the right attitudes and attributes, then a demonstration of tasks and further training will be carried out.
  • Arrange moving and handling courses for Care Workers.
  • If a service user requires assistance with medication, we will make sure the Care Worker has the relevant training.
  • An induction will take place before any assignment commences.

We keep a record of all training courses taken, and certificates obtained on each Care Workers’ personal file.

Live-in care can be quite expensive, but at Carers 4 U Ltd, we think you will find our costs very competitive for the quality of service we provide.