Our Manchester Service

Be Caring in Manchester since 2008

In areas including: Wythenshawe, Sale, Trafford, West Didsbury and Chorlton

245

Number of people we support

133

Number of colleagues

89

% of colleagues who'd recommend us as a place to work

Meet our office team

Our office in Manchester buzzes with energy – calls coming in, visits to clients being scheduled, Care Workers popping in to say hello… Our team work super hard, but they also know how to have fun. With an office dog (Mitzy the French Bulldog), office plants (all individually named, of course) and the occasional pizza lunch, it’s a really nice place to be! The office (where we also hold our induction training sessions) is based in Wythenshawe, with excellent transport links and a private car park.

Kay-leigh Igo

Operations Manager

Joanne Edwards

Business Support

Robyn Wojcik

Quality and Compliance Manager

Corrine Taylor

Regional Trainer

Alan Harrison

Team Leader

Matthew Carroll

Coordinator

Mitzy

Office Dog

Meet Jodie, one of our Care Workers in Manchester

Jodie Riley

Care Worker

“I like to leave someone’s home knowing they’re clean, comfortable, and happy, and if I’ve achieved that, then that’s a good day for me.”

How did you come to work in the Care Sector?

It’ll be coming up to four years that I’ve been with Be Caring now. Before that, I had a career working in secondary schools. I used to teach dance to children with special needs and disabilities.

From there I went on to get a job in a high school as a teaching assistant and became involved with the medical care of some of the students. That’s what I was really interested in. I was also working part-time as a barmaid at the time, which I loved, but it was too much. I had no life at all.

It was my sister-in-law who said you should come and try caring. At the time, my Aunty was receiving care and my Mum said something to me that has always stuck. She said, ‘don’t go into this job unless you’re going to care. Don’t go in and do it for the money. Do it and treat the clients like they’re your own family.’ I’ve always stuck to that.

What is the best thing about your job as a Care Worker?

I think I’d have left a long time ago if it was just for the money! I love my clients and I think that comment from my Mum still means a lot.

I love going in to see clients and just having a laugh. There’s one gentleman I care for who has Motor Neurone Disease (MND), so he can’t talk to us. We literally communicate in that house with laughter. We don’t leave that house unless we’ve had a right good laugh, and we do every time!

I feel like I’m treated like family. I have one client who says that I’m like an adopted daughter, (he says it to a few of us!) We can see people up to four times a day, which is often more than their families see them. I know I spend more time with my clients than I do with my family.

How have your found working through the Covid-19 pandemic?

I thought to myself ‘how can I make this situation as safe as possible?’ – not only for my clients, but for me as well. So, I offered to pick up extra shifts to help reduce the number of different carers people had going into their houses.

When we were in lockdown, carers also supported people by doing their shopping in their own time.  As many were high risk and I had to go out of the house anyway, I offered to help.

Care and support for the people in our community

In Manchester, we offer person-centred domiciliary home care, so that the people who we support can remain in their own homes. They are often coping with challenging conditions, recovering from illness and may require assistance with mobility.

We support with personal care, medication administration and often meal preparation. Sometimes simply offering a listening ear and smiling face each day can make a huge difference to the wellbeing of the people we care for.

Typically, we support the people we care for with tasks such as:

  • Medication management
  • Moving and positioning, includes use of equipment
  • Assistance with preparation of meals/drinks
  • Sitting service to provide family respite and overnight support
  • Enabling people to access the local community
  • Assistance with domestic tasks including laundry, cleaning and shopping
  • Personal care, including providing intimate care with dignity

We also provide support with continuing health care packages, meaning we can provide more specialist care for people with more complex health or medical needs, for example:

 

  • People requiring cough assist
  • People who are ventilator dependent
  • People with a tracheostomy requiring suctioning
  • People at risk of Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Administration of medication through feeding tubes (such as PEG, RIG, NG)
  • People receiving nutritional support through feeding tubes such as NG.

Job Vacancies in Manchester

We are always on the lookout for talented, friendly people who – like us – are truly passionate about care and want to make a real difference to the lives of others.

Kay-leigh Igo

Operations Manager

“Our team is dedicated to ensuring that we deliver the best care we can. We’re always searching for people who share our values and genuinely want to make a difference to the people who we support.”

Benefits of working for Be Caring

Paid DBS

Free Uniform & PPE

Paid Induction Training

Fully-Funded Care Certificate (plus further fully-funded qualifications for Care Workers)

Paid Mileage for Drivers (40p/mile)

Birthday & Christmas Gift Vouchers

“Refer a Friend” Incentive Scheme

Excellent Career Opportunities – Progression is Actively Encouraged

Employee Assistance Programme – 24/7 confidential advice and support for issues including health, lifestyle and wellbeing

Join Us at Be Caring

Do you want to play a part in shaping the future of social care?

We’re looking for passionate people who genuinely care, with a will to make a difference. We offer excellent support, training and exciting career opportunities.

We’re employee-owned, meaning profits don’t come first – people do.

Call us on 0191 281 2797

Service Contact Information

Be Caring
294 Portway
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M22 1TG

0161 962 9786

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