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For over 60 years, Reed has been proud and privileged to provide person-centred direct care and support services to vulnerable adults, children, young people, and families in the community.

We have community care hubs in Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, and London, and can find you flexible care work in our communities across a diverse range of clients.

As a registered Care Quality Commission provider, we believe that every individual has the right to first class care when they need it.

Our carers, like you, are passionate about people and we are committed to the wellbeing and safety of all our staff and clients. We recognise that it is our employees who are the heartbeat of our communities. To help you develop and progress your career in care, we also offer a comprehensive training and CPD programme throughout your journey with us.

Learning disabilities & autism

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If you choose a career specialising in the care of those living with learning disabilities and autism, you will work directly with people in their communities to provide:

  • Personal care – ensuring their health and wellbeing is maintained.

  • Practical support - enabling and encouraging independence, maintaining the home environment, attending medical appointments, managing money, and general activities for daily living.

  • Emotional and social support – this is met through meaningful relationships and activities, accessing their community, leisure, education, and work opportunities.


Specialist & complex care

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Our specialist and complex care professionals provide support to individuals who have profound health and care needs. You will work directly with people to give them the tools and support to enable them to remain at home and achieve their potential.

You will be responsible for providing support in:

  • Nursing care and clinical oversight

  • Oxygen therapy

  • Specialist medication and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feed

  • Head and spinal injuries

  • End of life and life-limiting illness

  • Long-term health needs – diabetes, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and neurological conditions

  • Behaviours that challenge

  • Dementia

  • Physical disabilities

  • Stoma and catheter care

  • 24 hours wrap around provision including waking nights, sitting, and sleep-in services

  • One-to-one, two-to-one, and three-to-one personal care


Mental health

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Choosing to work in mental health care means you will be enabling individuals, who need support, to carry out their day-to-day tasks.

This can be through a range of support services including supported living, crisis intervention, outreach, and self-care, with a combination of practical, emotional, social care and support, information, and signposting.

You will work with the community support network of health and social care to provide support to those living with mental health issues, such as:

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Memory and sensory impairment

  • Alcohol and drug misuse

  • Behaviours that challenge

  • Eating disorders

  • Personality disorders

  • Support with difficult feelings and behaviours

  • Support with reducing isolation and loneliness


Outreach & respite

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As an outreach and respite care worker, you will provide services to adults and children that enable them to live independently. This can include sitting services, overnight support, and emergencies.

You would be responsible for assisting individuals with:

  • Living a healthy lifestyle

  • Accessing community services

  • Reducing isolation

  • Leisure

  • Education

  • Employment


Children & young people

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Working with children and young people is a highly rewarding career. You will provide personal care and assistance to those wishing to remain at home and within their communities.

You will support with:

  • Disabilities and complex health needs

  • Special educational needs

  • Behaviours that challenge

  • Safeguarding

  • Parenting support

  • Supervised contact

  • Emergency cover and respite

  • Transitions into adulthood

  • Youth offenders and step-down support within the community


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