Carer Thoughts

I would like to return back to work now my caring role has ended

Why don’t you try? : Find out about returning to work after caring

The thought of getting back into work can feel like a big step. A good start is to think about what job you might want by recognising your skills and interests, and finding out what support might be available to help you take this step. If you’re not sure what you would like to do and where to begin, you could start by listing the skills and interests you have.
Think about the skills you have gained from:
* any paid work that you have done
* any volunteering work you’ve undertaken
* your role as a carer

Some examples of possible skills you might have gained from your role as a carer:
* prioritising and organising
* time management
* managing a budget
* managing a schedule
* negotiating with professionals
* learning new skills quickly and efficiently (ie if you needed to learn how to move and handle someone, use certain equipment or administer medication)

Consider your interests:
* what you enjoy doing
* how you would like to use your skills
* things you miss doing that you once did, eg from previous work or volunteering

Source: Carers UK
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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Spend time to think about what job you would like depending upon your skills, interests and availability., Contact your local jobcentre plus for advice, support, training and vacancies. contact your previous employers to reconnect and see if they have any openings., Explore work experience or volunteering experience opportunities before applying for a new job this week.,

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