Change lives with a change of career
We welcome people who have previous experience or qualifications in care, but this is not essential as we will provide all the training and support you need. It is important that you are able to get on with people of all ages from many different backgrounds, but it is often the elderly people in our communities who have the most need for our services and a lot of the time you will be working with them.
There are certain qualities that we have identified as being essential for care work:
Are you/do you/can you?
- Friendly and caring
- Take pride in everything you do
- Honest, trustworthy, responsible and reliable
- Respectful of others
- Use your own initiative and able to apply common sense
- Work on your own and as part of a team
- Flexible within your approach and adaptable to change?
You’ll also need:
- A full driving licence and access to your own transport
- Basic literacy skills for completing care forms in the clients’ homes
You will be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service, which we will pay for. This is a legal requirement for anyone entering into a health or social care role.
Not sure if care work is for you? Read more about careers in health & social care.
The carers are always cheerful and I always feel good when they have been to see me.
Wadhurst, E Sussex
We have had nothing but wholehearted support from your carers that we’ve worked with for Mum’s care.
Thank you all for the amazing care you took of my dad. I feel very blessed to have found such a good care company.
I’d like to thank you very much for your excellent support and flexibility. It has been very much appreciated.
Bradford on Avon
I want to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given to make me feel better. You are wonderful.
I would like to express how delighted we are with the excellent services you have been consistently providing. Thank you.
I cannot speak highly enough of the carers who come to me, I would be lost without them. Thank you.
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
You are not just carers, you are friends and friendship means so much.
I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. At a stressful time, your help has been very much appreciated.
Mum is very pleased with the care she has. The family thank you for the care you give her each day.
Your Client Care Plans are very comprehensive and provide us with lots of useful information. Thank you.
Yeovil District Hospital
Candlelight helped my father during the last weeks of his life and cannot be praised highly enough.
I really couldn’t be without them. It is lovely to have carers who really care.
The help of the carers visits to me gives me the confidence to stay in my own flat.
Heathfield, E Sussex
I would like to say a big thank you for all your help. It gives my family a break from coming twice a day to see me.
Ringmer, E Sussex
The service I receive has always been very good and my life is made much easier by it.
It’s so nice to have the same girls regularly, I feel so comfortable with them.
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
We look forward to the four visits we receive each day. The carers are always cheerful and make us laugh.
My grateful thanks to the carers who have been so kind and helpful. I have happy memories of all our little chats!
I have nothing but praise for the service I receive.
Uckfield, E Sussex