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Introduction to The Good Care Group

For older people or those with life-limiting conditions, there’s nowhere better to live than in the comfort of their own home. Surrounded by their memories and supported by a  professional carer, every single client gets to live their very best life, in the place they love most.

The Good Care Group is a leading provider of  homecare services in England and Scotland. Our recognition and awards are proof of our determination to be an outstanding care provider. We have achieved the highest ratings the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England can give – five ‘outstanding’ ratings in all categories. We’re also rated ‘excellent’ for care and support and ‘very good’ for staffing by the Care Inspectorate (CI) in Scotland. We’re immensely proud and thankful for the dedication and sustained efforts of our whole team.

Working with us you’ll be supported by a team and technology that are second to none. We’ll support you to grow your skills and knowledge. Your training begins with our five-day induction in our Oxford or London offices. It’s confidence-boosting and ensures you have everything you need to deliver outstanding care. We also offer ongoing training opportunities that will help you develop your knowledge in specialist areas, such as advanced dementia care, Parkinson’s disease, and end of life care.

The Good Care Group is part of a family of home care brands in the UK, including Oxford Aunts, Cherished Home Care, Prestige Nursing & Care and Comfort Keepers (Ireland).

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Why we’re working with Rest Less

We’re working with Rest Less because it makes total sense for our business. Our success is only achieved through our amazing team members and we’re proud to have welcomed many professional carers aged over 50 (over half of our team!). Some already have care experience and many have needed to care for a loved one or friend. Having enjoyed it and seeking a change in career, many have found their place at The Good Care Group. 

Our vision is to be the leading provider of the highest quality care at home. We help older people remain safe and happy in their own homes and community, whilst also improving their lifestyle and wellbeing. We welcome new team members who share this vision.

Why work with The Good Care Group

If you already have at least six months of professional care experience, you’ll find there’s nowhere better than The Good Care Group to develop your skills.

Our people are the reason that we’re rated so highly across the UK for our levels of care, commitment and safety. Our support is the reason that so many of them have stayed and made a difference to the clients they look after.

Why we think there’s nowhere better:

  • A choice of work patterns from 2 – 12 weeks, so you can choose the option that works best for you (working either 6, 8, 10 or 12 hours on average per day)
  • All UK travel expenses covered whilst in placement
  • We aim to place you with a client within a 50 mile radius of your home (if UK based) to avoid travel disrupting your time off
  • Free DBS for England and free PVG if working in Scotland
  • Pay based on your care experience, pension & bank holiday enhancements
  • Funded Blue Light Card – giving you access to discounts
  • Ongoing training and development, including level 2 diploma in working in care services and a level 3 award in awareness of dementia
  • Face to face induction training in London or Oxford (with hotel accommodation included)
  • A local Care Manager who knows you and your client
  • Peer to peer support as part of our buddy scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential advice and support
  • An online Carer Community to stay connected, share advice and best practice
  • 24/7/365 support from our central team
  • 96% would recommend working with us to others (source: Glassdoor)
  • CQC ‘outstanding’ team supporting you, 24/7, 365 days a year

Find your perfect opportunity at The Good Care Group

Real-life stories

Changing careers or transferring to a new company doesn’t have to be daunting. We asked some of our valued team of carers to tell us about their experience of working as a Professional live-in Carer. We hope they inspire you too.

Sheena's story...

“I would really recommend this kind of work if you’re on your own like I am or you still feel the need to work and are looking for a really worthwhile occupation.

I love the freedom of being a live-in carer. I could have gone for several different shifts but the one I chose really suited my lifestyle. Live-in care works so well for me as I love to travel and my friends and family are very important to me, so having two weeks to do this each month is ideal.

I cannot recommend working with TGCG enough. The company is very encouraging and will pay for you to take further qualifications should you wish to further your career. I don’t know of any company as good as TGCG. I will stay with them until I finally hang up my apron. I’m still very healthy and have great energy so I don’t see myself retiring for a good long time yet!” 

Read the full article here.

Sarah's story...

“I decided to become a live-in carer after my step-mum developed dementia and I realised what a huge difference the right carer made to her life. I feel privileged to be able to help provide support to my client helping her maintain her independence and continue living in her own home, surrounded by possessions that mean so much to her.

When I go to my client’s house, I actually feel like I’m coming home. You’re matched closely with your client, which is invaluable. I enjoy knowing my client’s likes and dislikes, hearing about their life stories, and getting to know their families too.” 

Marion's story...

“Having worked in a variety of care settings over the years, it’s live-in care that’s by far given me the greatest job satisfaction. More importantly, I’ve seen first-hand how having the time to build relationships with my clients is central to enhancing their sense of wellbeing and happiness later in life. Live-in care gives me the opportunity to do what inspired me to care in the first place: seeing my work make a real difference to an individual’s life as opposed to them just being another number on my to-do list.”

Example roles at The Good Care Group

Professional Hourly Carer

Working as a Professional hourly Carer on a guaranteed hours contract you’ll make a genuine difference to the lives of the people you support.  You’ll provide hourly care and companionship at a time when people need it the most and all in the comfort of their own home for short periods of time.  This isn’t just work.  It’s life changing work. 

We Offer:

  • Guaranteed hour contracts
  • Excellent pay rates above London living wage
  • Paid travel time and travel costs between calls
  • Holidays accrued from shifts and travel time between calls
  • Free DBS Check
  • Minimum of 1 hour visits
  • Award winning in house training
  • Care certificate, level 2 & 3 Diploma along with expert led advanced courses and extensive learning programmes
  • 24/7 on call support
  • Pension scheme
  • Funded Blue Light Card
  • Generous ‘Refer A Friend’ Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • All clients accessible by public transport

Professional live-in Carer

As a Professional live-in Carer, you’ll provide the very best care that enables your client to remain living in the place they love most – their own home.

Live-in Carers live 24/7 with our clients and work on a rota basis, looking after one person or at times a couple. You’ll provide both care and companionship to your client – assisting with daily activities, personal care, or support in managing specialist conditions such as dementia.

We Offer:

  • Face to face induction training, plus ongoing training opportunities
  • Variety of rotas
  • All UK travel paid
  • 24/7 support
  • Employee assistance line – available 24/7
  • Online carer community
  • Funded Blue Light Card
  • Generous ‘Refer A Friend’ Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • All clients accessible by public transport
  • Holiday pay and pension scheme

The Good Care Group diversity statement

The Good Care Group is proud to employ people from over 40 different nationalities in our business. What everyone has in common is a real desire to provide outstanding care. Our diversity is part of our DNA and the reason we think there’s nowhere better for your career in care.  We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, representative of the communities we support.

We’re also an age-diverse employer. Our success is only achieved through our amazing team members, and we’re proud to have welcomed many professional Carers aged over 50.

The Good Care Group brand values

We deliver only the very highest standards of care that enable people to live with choice, dignity and independence in the comfort of their home, whilst also improving lifestyle and quality of life. The Good Care Group has a set of values that guide the way we work to ensure that we achieve this and every employee is recruited against these values.

We’re experts

Our people are skilled professionals that deliver award-winning, innovative care, guided by experienced health and social care specialists. Our clients can rest assured knowing that they are in good hands.

We’re better together

Working as a team, we share, support, and collaborate to achieve our goals. Our combined warmth and shared vision help us to deliver an outstanding service.

We’re trusted

Always offering peace of mind, we build relationships through honesty and reliability. We’re proud of our reputation and of the fact that most of our clients and carers come from recommendations.

We’re empathetic

Providing genuine care, we always look at situations through our clients’ eyes and remember that people are at the heart of everything we do. We’re in the privileged position of being able to improve people’s lives every day and we make sure to never forget that.

We’re professional

We consistently deliver the best care possible and meet the needs of our clients in a reliable, responsive and knowledgeable way. Our standards are high- as you would expect from the UK’s most awarded care provider.

We’re respectful

We treat everyone equally and individually; offering privacy, ensuring dignity, and embracing diversity.

The Good Care Group awards and partnerships

Rest Less Age Diverse Employer

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