Recruitment Process

All our staff are vetted and checked through a robust recruitment process which complies with the regulations (interviewed, application form, a minimum of 2 references, fully-enhanced DBS check (previously known as a Criminal Record).

Recruitment FAQ's

A domiciliary carer visits people at home, helping with personal care, like bathing, dressing, assisting with medication, or help with mobility or moving. You will work in what is known as visiting home care, for which there is an hourly rate and you may visit many people throughout your working day.

Below are tasks carried out by a domiciliary carer, but is not limited to:

  • Bathing and showering which can include bed-baths.
  • Applying lotions and creams as required and necessary.
  • Dressing and helping with a bedtime routine.
  • Oral hygiene – assistance and help keeping good oral hygiene.
  • Application of make-up and hair care if required.
  • Assistance with shaving.
  • Foot care – this is extremely important if an individual is diabetic. It’s important diabetics are vigilant and proactive towards any changes with their feet.
  • Helping service users to the toilet which will include assistance using a commode or bed pan.
  • Changing and maintenance of a stoma or catheter bag.
  • Changing continence pads as frequently as necessary along with cleaning intimate areas.
  • Support in changing the service users position in bed. The carer will assist and help them to move to limit the chance of bed sores.

Our most popular shift patterns are;

7am to 2pm

3pm to 10pm

8pm to 8am

However, there are other flexible options.

1. Proof of identification & eligibility to work in the UK

  • Passport/s, EU identity card, or photographic driving licence.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK (e.g. visa for non EU passport holders).
  • Proof of address in the UK (e.g. bank, credit card statement or utility bill less than 3 months old).
  • Birth certificate.
  • National insurance number (e.g. card or jobcentre letter or payslip stating the number).

2. Details of your Skills & Experience

  • A completed application form covering an up to date working history – explanations for any gaps in employment.
  • Documentation to support your application, for example, letters of reference and qualification certificates.

3. Disclosure and Barring Service Application

  • An Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

At HomeCare Mellor, we take great pride in our Learning and Development training programme and when you work for us, we encourage you to develop your caring career and take our advanced training modules, for example, learning more about our specialist dementia training. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time and have developed and grown their career along the way.

HomeCare Mellor provides visiting home care services in Fylde, Preston, Leyland, Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley. We have a continuous flow of new service users and we’re always looking for new carers to join our team.

When selected for work, the coordinator will always look at where you live and the distance you are travelling between your visits, as we always try to keep your travel to a minimum. However, in busy periods, covering illness and holidays, this is not always possible and at times, you may be asked to cover larger distances.

If your circumstances change, by keeping in regular contact, we’ll always try to give you work to suit your location and your availability.

Below are popular questions with regards to working with HomeCare Mellor.

Quality Training Programme

One of the fundamental principles that set HomeCare Mellor apart from many other care providers is that we regard training as an on-going and continuous process that involves an extensive quality training programme.

We recognise the importance of rigorous training to the highest level for the well-being and safety of our customers. It is vital in order to maintain our high standards of care and the effectiveness of the service.

We provide a comprehensive introduction to care within our induction training programme so that anyone joining the company, whether they have previous experience or not, has the skills and confidence to provide a high quality adaptable service to meet individual’s needs.

We pride ourselves on an inclusive and flexible approach to all our training sessions and our commitment to designing training programmes to meet individual needs and encourage staff as part of their own Continual Professional Development to undertake additional training to gain further skills and qualifications.

Training includes, but is not limited to, the following:-

  • Moving & Handling
  • Safe Awareness & Administration of Medication
  • Duty of Care
  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Pressure Care and Skin Integrity
  • Health & Safety
  • Dementia & Alzheimer’s
  • Safeguarding Adults & Children
  • Prevention & Control of Infection
  • Basic Emergency aid
  • Care certificate
  • Customer Care & Confidentiality
  • Equality, Diversity & Rights