Sometimes misconceptions can get in the way of people applying for a job in care. Please read some of our most frequently asked questions by people who may be thinking about a career in care.

  • What sort of work do home carers do?

  • I know I’d be great at the companionship side of care, and would love to chat to clients all day, but I’m not sure about the personal care side?

  • Do I need to have my own transport to be able to work for Radfield Home Care?

  • Do I have to pay for my uniforms?

  • Do I need to have a police check?

  • Do I have to pay for my DBS check?

  • I have never done care work before - will I receive training?

  • What is the Care Certificate and will I have to do it?

  • How long does it take to complete the Care Certificate?

  • What happens if I encounter a difficult situation? I’m worried that I won’t be able to manage when I am left alone with a client!

  • Do carers have supervisions and appraisals?

  • Can I do any qualifications?

  • What happens if I encounter a difficult situation outside of the office hours? Who would I contact for advice?

  • What hours would I have to work?

  • Will I have to work at the weekend?

  • Will I get paid more if I work at the weekend?

  • I have read about a bonus scheme for care staff - what does it involve?

  • I’ve spent too long stuck inside an office, I’m looking for a job that will get me outdoors and on my feet. Does being a carer give me this opportunity to work outside?

  • Would there ever be an opportunity to progress my career with Radfield?


We are a family at Radfield Home Care and treat our carers as part of our family.


Radfield Home Care provides the necessary training to give you the skills you need to provide exceptional care to our clients and we offer additional training to enable you to develop further if you wish. It is equally important to remember that even with the training, this is a role that requires practice, but to help you do that with confidence, we introduce a shadowing period, where you will work with another carer closely as you make your initial visits.