As a company that’s rooted in providing compassionate care, care is our ethic. With honesty, integrity and dignity, we’re on a mission to make sure people feel comfortable, safe and cared for.
However, something we’ve discovered on our journey of providing care to others is that someone often gets neglected in the process: the person providing care.
Not at The Care Advantage. We value our staff and are committed to providing a supportive environment where our carers can truly thrive. Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we know that when our staff feels cared for, they can then provide the best care possible to others.
If you’re interested in Care jobs across Suffolk, Essex, and Greater London, read on to learn more about the importance of self-care when supporting others and how we can support you.
We value our carers
As an employer that cares about the wellbeing of our staff, there are several ways we support our carers:
- Career progression – Want to grow your care career? We actively support your career progression by providing ongoing training to expand your care toolbox.
- Flexible hours – We offer flexible working hours to support your lifestyle and any other family, education, or other commitments you may have.
- Supportive work environment – Our collaborative working environment has your best interest at heart. We value your opinion and our doors are always open if you want to chat.
How to look after yourself as a carer
There are several things you can do to support yourself too. As a carer, you might feel like you have no time to look after yourself because you’re so busy looking after others. Remind yourself that you deserve rest, relaxation and care too. Here are some ways you can look after yourself to support your emotional wellbeing:
- Talk to others about how you feel – Speaking to someone you trust about your frustrations, sadness, anxiety and other emotions can be a huge weight off your shoulders.
- Make time for yourself – Listen to your body and take a break if you need to. Looking after others requires you to be in your best headspace. So take a nap, put the phone away and do something to help you relax if you need it.
- Look after your physical health – Staying on top of your physical health is a great way to support your mental health. Eating well, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep are all ways you can look after and resource yourself.
The importance of self-care
Working as a carer is rewarding because you get to make a positive difference in the lives of others. But you need to care for yourself too. By not regularly engaging in self-care activities, you can experience burnout and compassion fatigue – both of which can lead to a reduced quality of care. That’s why looking after yourself is in the best interest of not only yourself but also those you care for.
Get in touch
We are big advocates of looking after yourself just as much as you look after others. If you are interested in joining our team of carers, please feel free to get in touch with our supportive team. We look forward to getting to know you.