Care Workers are employed to work with customers on an hourly basis to provide care and pro active support to the customers as detailed specifically in the care plan provided for each customer. All customers are individuals who will have received a person-centred holistic assessment of their needs which forms the basis of their care plans. The role of the care worker is to meet their customers’ needs and to ensure they are supported as detailed in their care plan ensuring at all times that their privacy, dignity and independence are maintained. This will include not only assisting with the customers’ personal care needs but also their social welfare. The role may include shopping, cooking and will include light housekeeping duties. Care packages will vary from providing companionship care through to providing palliative end of life care and care worker pay rates will vary accordingly. Care worker must work as directed by the Registered Manager and detailed in the individual care plan. The aim of care working is to enable customers to remain in their homes with as much independence as possible, carrying out the tasks in a professional, discreet and caring manner whilst respecting the customers’ dignity, privacy, property and confidentiality.