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Location: The apprentice will cover Blackburn, Hyndburn and Burnley so you must have a driving licence and car. 

Job Description

To provide a variety of non-medical services that allow clients to remain in their own homes and to enhance the quality of their life. To help clients and their families meet the challenges of aging with dignity, pride, care and compassion.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reflect the core values of Home Instead
  • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
  • Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions
  • Maintain regular communication with line manager and office staf

Companionship Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Offer companionship and conversation
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example clothing selection, hobbies and crafts)
  • Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings
  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Accompany to appointments and social events (for example visiting friends or family, lunch, club meetings)

Home Help Services which could include, but are not limited to:

Run errands / collect prescriptions etc

Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc.)

Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates

Plan prepare and tidy away meals

Supervise home maintenance

Help with shopping and oversee home deliveries

Personal Care Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide medication reminders
  • Help with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Help with continence care
  • Assist to eat and drink
  • Provide Dementia / Alzheimer care
  • Provide respite / convalescence care
  • Assist with morning/wake up and or evening/tuck in

Person Specification

Desired skills

  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner
  • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead Senior Care office teams and other social and health care professionals
  • Respect for people with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own and who may have a range of medical conditions. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice
  • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions
  • Excellent time keeper who is organized and reliable
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice
  • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance
  • Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job
  • This role will require you to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the relevant body
  • Class 1 business insurance (if using own car for business purposes)

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Good communication skills
  • Work well as part of a team

Things to Consider

Need to be able to drive and have access to a reliable car. 

Other Information 


Home Instead East Lancashire Ltd


Home instead is a global franchise which mean our offices benefit from knowledge and best practises that have been proven to be successful worldwide. All our homecare expertise is passed onto office that operate in local communities across the UK.

These offices run their offices within the local community and so that's how they can provide you with personalised services. They own their business, so they care about your satisfaction and your individual needs.


The Bee Hive

Lions Drive



Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 1 English and maths Functional Skills (if required)

  • Ofsted Good
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.