What is it?
Support workers support people with all aspects of their daily life, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and mealtimes. Support workers can work in a care home, in people’s own homes or in the community and roles can vary from Community support worker to Residential support worker. Support workers can support lots of different people including adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia and other mental health conditions.
- Supporting people with social and physical activities
- Booking and accompanying people to appointments
- Helping with personal care such as showering and dressing
- Supporting people with eating and drinking
- Monitoring individuals’ conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and possibly helping with medication.
- As a support worker you might also be required to provide additional help such as advice about housing, learning life skills such as cooking or budgeting as well as providing emotional support and befriending.
Induction (Care Certificate), Moving and Handling, Basic First Aid, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene
Other specific knowledge training could include learning about:
- Learning Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Other health conditions
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