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Training to become a carer

There is a high demand for carers in the United Kingdom. That is because there are so many people in need of care. Whether it’s young children, disabled adults or elderly people, many British families choose to rely on carers for their loved ones.

The elderly care sector in particular hires a big chunk of the carer workforce. And as the population continues to age, the demand for carers will only keep getting higher. As well as that, it is predicted that the types of care people will be accessing will differ too.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) predicts a 36% growth in people aged 85 years+, between 2015 and 2025. The number will jump from 1.5 million to 2 million. Naturally, this is expected to lead to a considerable increase in demand for carer services - both in home care and private care.

Elderly care is a very rewarding field to work in. Becoming a carer will not only offer you a sense of reward, but will make you feel like you are doing something worthwhile with your time - you are helping another human being. How incredible is that feeling when we do something good to help someone? Essentially, that is the job of a carer. A carer builds close relationships with the elderly people they help, they create a connection. So, being a carer is more than just a job. But how can you become a carer? If you want to become a successful carer, you will need to train for it first. There are a few things you need to tick off. Here is all the information you need to know if you want to become a carer.

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Guardian Carers have been so helpful finding us a carer for my mother. She is extremely independent and guardian carers have helped give us the reassurance that she has someone there to help her if...
12 Jun 2018


I phoned in on Monday in a panic as the Carer we had just hired for my uncle canceled on us. Renate our consultant was very helpful she immediately sent over two candidates for us to interview. The...
11 Feb 2018

Emma Lewis

I hired an excellent Carer for my Husband through them. The carer also helps around the house which has been a big help for us. They were the only agency that allowed me to interview and meet the...
10 Jun 2018


Superb customer service. Staff are exceptionally friendly. They have a good range of carers to choose from.
06 Jun 2018


Very pleased with the service. They found us an excellent Turkish and English speaking Carer Housekeeper. We have struggled to find someone bilingual before.
01 Jun 2018

Mariana Canguia

Guardian Carers offers a very good service, I have used and I was very happy with their service as they met all my expectations. So I do recommend :) :)
01 Jun 2018

Millicent A

My friend recommended the agency to me and I am glad I paid them a visit. I just started a new job through them. Can't thank them enough.
31 May 2018

Mercy N W

Guardian Carers were able to find my Dad the right Carer Housekeeper. My dad was initially very hesitant to have any help. Our consultant offered to meet with him. She explained the benefits and...
30 May 2018

R Blumstein

Guardian carers have been brilliant in helping me find two Carers for my parents who are based in Switzerland. We interviewed 5 candidates through them before making a decision. They made sure to...
30 May 2018

Aridath Oketokoun

Very good service
30 May 2018
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