Bupa Care Homes
Bupa has over 300 care homes across the UK offering expert nursing, dementia, residential and specialist care to over 18,000 residents.
We have a very simple and inspiring purpose and it’s to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives - and we do this by being a healthcare partner to all our customers.
To make this happen we all strive to do our personal best and provide truly individualised service every single day.
There are big rewards when you work in care. And big challenges, too.
What are some of the rewards of working in care?
- You do the invaluable work of helping people live happier, healthier lives
- You’ll make a real and positive difference to our residents’ lives, every single day.
- You’ll build great relationships in the homes – lots of our staff say that both the residents and their workmates become like family.
- And many of our staff say the best reward of all is the smiles they help to put on the faces of our residents and their families.
What are some of the myths about working in care?
It’s definitely a myth that working in care is an easy job – of course chatting with residents over a cup of tea is time well spent, but it’s far from being all we do. The reality is that there’s so much more to caring, and some of it is really hard work, both physically and emotionally. It’s also a myth that you need qualifications for all our roles – we even hire some care assistants with no formal training or experience – but no matter what experience or qualifications you have, the one thing we do insist on for our all our roles is that you share our passion for caring and looking after others
It’s a long running myth that all you do when you work in care is help people with washing and using the toilet – of course personal care is part of the job, but the real work is connecting with our residents as people and helping them live fulfilling lives