Do I need any qualifications to volunteer/work at elderly care home?

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And what type of work do i do there?
Anonymous #2
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(Original post by Anonymous)
And what type of work do i do there?
The job advert requirements will vary so it's always best to review them.

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Day-to-day tasks
Your day-to-day tasks will vary depending on the needs of the person you're caring for.

For people who need support to live at home and in their community, you'll:

help with washing and dressing
make food or help with eating
get to know their interests and needs
do household jobs, like washing clothes and shopping
monitor their weight and record any concerns they have
check they're taking their prescribed medications
support their physical and mental wellbeing through activities
You could also:

support families who have new caring responsibilities
give emotional and practical support to children and young people
work with other health and social care professionals
help organise leisure activities and outings
Working environment
You could work at an adult care home, at a client's home or stay overnight at people's homes.

Your working environment may be physically and emotionally demanding.

You may need to wear a uniform.
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You don't generally need any specific qualifications or experience to work in a care home, it's more about your qualities and attributes as a person and the kind of work you'd be willing to undertake i.e. personal hygiene

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