10 reasons to work as a carer

2 Apr 2019

If you are naturally supportive, kind and keen to learn, you may already be thinking of a career in care. If however, you’re still unsure whether to take the next step, read on for our top 10 reasons to work in care.

To help people

People feel drawn to care work because they want to provide the support that helps our clients live happier, healthier and more dignified lives. Chatting, helping with day-to-day tasks and ensuring people can stay at home if they want to are all part of life with care jobs at Saga Care at Home.

Building relationships

Over time, carers build strong relationships with their clients. They feel connected to them and become part of their lives in a way that you don’t see in many other jobs.


No two days are the same when you work as a carer. While you may have regular jobs and clients, you’ll always be talking about something different and meeting changing needs.

New skills

At Saga Care at Home, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding service to our clients. That means that our carers are well-qualified and supported by ongoing training and professional development.

Flexible hours

Care work is a 24-hour service. We offer full- and part-time contracts so you can choose the right path for you.

Guaranteed Hours

At Saga Care at Home, we want you to be committed to working with us and so we commit to working with you. You’ll get guaranteed hours, so you’ll be able to plan your life and finances with confidence.

Competitive salary

We know that if you want high-value people, you have to be willing to pay a good salary. We offer an hourly rate that is well above the living wage.

Get paid to travel

At Saga Care at Home, we’ll pay you for the time you travel and a mileage rate to cover your costs.

Ongoing support

Care jobs require you to give a lot and meet challenges every day. Saga Care at Home has support available around the clock to help you in any way we can.

Employee benefits

Life insurance and pension options are just two of the many employee benefits that you can get with care jobs from Saga Care at Home.

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The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.

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