Residential care roles

Care professionals in residential settings are responsible for supporting people with complex health and social care needs to live safe and meaningful lives. This type of care role usually involves working as part of a team of professionals.

Professionals in residential care homes help residents with everyday tasks such as washing, taking medication, using the toilet and getting dressed. Care professionals also support residents to take part in hobbies and social activities, such as group baking sessions and listening to their favourite music.

There are a range of different types of professional roles in residential settings. Examples include registered managers, activity coordinators and dementia leads.

Explore the local case studies below to find out what it is like to work in a residential care home.

Residential care professional

Residential care professional

Watch this video to learn what it is like to work in a residential care home and why Judith loves her role.

Residential support professional

Residential support professional

Watch this video to learn about David's career journey so far and what his current role involves.

Residential care registered manager

Residential care registered manager

Read Nilannie's story to learn how she became a residential care manager and what her day-to-day role involves.

Senior residential care professional

Senior residential care professional

Read Jack's story to learn how he got his first job in social care and what inspires him to progress in his residential care career.

The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley; Caring and Sharing

The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley; Caring and Sharing

Join Stacey Dooley on BBC iPlayer as she follows a group of young people on a week of work experience in a care home. You might be surprised by their reactions!

Senior manager and dementia lead

Senior manager and dementia lead

Read this interview with Jasmine to learn how she progressed from her first job in care as a casual shift worker to a senior manager position.

Residential care team leader

Residential care team leader

Read Millie's story to learn what inspired her to work in social care and how she has progressed into her team leader role.

Dementia Care Mapper

Dementia Care Mapper

Read Ben's story to find out what the role of a dementia care mapper is, and how he progressed into the role.

Activities coordinator

Activities coordinator

Do you love being creative? Are you passionate about promoting health and wellbeing? Watch our interview with Nina to find out about the role of an activities coordinator.

Senior management

Senior management

Watch our interview with regional support manager Connor and registered manager Ryan to find out what it is like to be a manager in social care.

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