the pride and rewards of working in care.

the full story.

Recently, the care industry has had a lot of negative press with reports of staff leaving the industry. However, there are always two sides to every story and both the positives and negatives need to be considered.

room for improvement.

54.41% of carers don't feel supported by their employers
93% say that work overload can contribute to a deterioration in mental health

carers know their value.

Caring is a demanding job that involves managing multiple delicate situations simultaneously.

Many carers feel over-worked and underappreciated.

So it's not for the faint-hearted.

despite challenges in care:

a huge 94.7% of carers are proud to work in the sector
49% consider 'caring for others' the most rewarding element of their career
75% think the overall 'good' outweighs the 'bad'

so what does a happy carer look like?

The happiest carers in the UK are in South East England.

On average, carers from this region work a 37 hour week and describe their mental health as 'excellent'.

The overriding factor that leads to this fulfilment is 'support from employers' in terms of salary, mental health and working conditions. The least happy carers in the UK do not feel supported on these three elements.

survey results.

Our insights on the care sector stem from our survey of more than 1,000 care workers on a range of topics relating to their work.

We asked a diverse mix of questions on everything from workload to pension potential.

insight 1.

96% of workers said they think their work makes a difference

insight 2.

75% of respondents feel that the good outweighs the bad in care

insight 3.

approximately 60% of carers are employed permanently

insight 4.

94.7% are proud to work in the sector

insight 5.

49% think 'caring for others' is the most rewarding element

insight 6.

the majority of respondents are 'likely' to recommend the career to others

insight 7.

support from management and colleagues was frequently suggested as a way to improve the industry

it's definitely worth it.

A career in care won't be easy, but there are multiple benefits that can make it worthwhile. To see if you're the right person for the job, check out our infographic below.

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