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So you want to work as a Support Assistant – Your questions answered


Local care provider Home Care Preferred are employing more local people due to an increase in business.  The award winning company provides care and support to people in their own homes including older people and younger adults with Learning Disabilities, Brain Injury and a variety of other conditions.

The following are questions often asked by people considering a career in care:

Do I need experience in care to become a Support Assistant?

We welcome applications from experienced carers. However, we will consider people without experience providing they share our passion for care and are willing to be trained.

Do I need to work full time to be offered a position at Home Care Preferred?

No. We have people working from 10 hours per week through to full time.

Do you have vacancies for live-in Support Assistants?

Yes. This is a growing part of our service and we are actively seeking people who wish to live with a client and provide them with support.  As well as being highly rewarding it is also means you can earn decent money whilst living without the cost of housing and food.

I think I may be too old to work as a Support Assistant?

We do not have an upper age limit and we have excellent team members of various ages.  Therefore whether you are 20 or 70 years old providing you have passion for the care sector and the ability to support our clients then we would be happy to consider your application

What training and support will I receive?

We provide first class training locally at our dedicated training school in Enfield.  You will also work towards a nationally recognised healthcare qualification. Our management team provide friendly, on-going support.

Are there career development prospects at Home Care Preferred?

Most certainly. In recent years a number of our Support Assistants have been promoted into senior positions within the company.  One example is Figen Karadogan. She started with us as a Support Assistant, was promoted to a Senior Carer and is now our brilliant Care Manager at Winchmore Hill.

Can I have an informal chat before applying?

You certainly can.  Our friendly HR & Recruitment lady, Monica Muprhy, will happily tell you more about working for us.  Call 020 8364 3670


Due to the popularity of the service Home Care Preferred is constantly looking for dedicated people to join their team of Support Assistants.

Working as a Support Assistant entails visiting clients in their own home and providing a variety of different services.  This can include light housework, personal care, shopping, meal preparation, escorting people to health care appointments and of course companionship.