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4 Reasons You Should Consider A Career In Support Work

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

Without a doubt, support work is widely known to be a meaningful career path. As a Support Worker, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real, positive difference to the lives of others every day.

As a Support Worker, your role is about empowering people to remain active and independent citizens in their community. It’s about those heartfelt moments where you share a smile as you help someone with their daily routine, support them in pursuing their hobbies, or hold their hand during difficult times.

By providing personal care, comfort and joy, the role of a Support Worker comes down to one true purpose: supporting people to live their best lives.

Personal growth along with professional development

Along with changing lives for a living, a career in support work will help you become the best version of yourself - because it’s about personal growth as well as career development. The challenges you’ll face along your career journey will make you a stronger, more resilient, and more compassionate person.

What’s more, is that becoming a Support Worker doesn’t require any specific qualifications or experience. You can join with no experience at all and cultivate an exciting career. All you need is to be caring, honest, motivated, and able to put the people you support at the heart of everything you do, and you’ll thrive as a Support Worker.

At We Change Lives, Support Workers are provided with all the support necessary to develop, including Level 2 and 3 Health & Social Care NVQ training courses.

You’ll also get opportunities to progress your career forward and gain more responsibility. With so much variation in the role itself, there’s a wealth of opportunities for you to progress further into specialist and managerial roles.

Meaningful work that provides job security

The value of support work cannot be overstated, and people who choose support work and change lives for a living are in extremely high demand.

Whether it’s supporting people with disabilities or mental health issues, working in an elderly care home or being part of a team that assists people in the community, there’s a wide variety of opportunities available now with us here at We Change Lives!

As Britain’s population is ageing and growing, there is increased pressure on social services. This means that Support Workers will always be in high demand, making it a great option if you’re looking to make a difference in people’s lives while enjoying genuine job security.

No two days are the same

Working with people with varying needs, hobbies and personalities mean that no two days are ever the same when you’re a Support Worker.

Working with people brings fresh and exciting challenges, and the daily tasks of a Support Worker are tailored to the needs of the person being supported.

After all, you’re supporting people with their day-to-day needs, and part of that is ensuring their lives are as varied and interesting as possible.

How can I begin a career in support work?

We Change Lives helps people with physical disabilities, older people, people with dementia and people experiencing mental health issues lead their lives in a purposeful, healthy, and enjoyable way – and we’re currently looking for dedicated and caring individuals to join our team!

If you want to change lives for a living, why not start by exploring the range of Support Worker roles currently on offer on our careers page. You can either apply directly to any of the roles on our website or get in touch with us if you have any questions about careers!

Are you passionate about helping people and making a difference?

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