New to Care
We believe that Eclipse HomeCare introduces more ‘new’ caregivers into the care sector than other local companies and there are good reasons for this.
We appreciate that there are many people who have a heart for caring but may have been unsure or anxious as to how to get started. Whether you are a ‘School Leaver’, ‘Marvellous Mum’, ‘Empty Nester’ or ‘Busy Bee Retiree’ we will work closely with you to ensure that you get the very best introduction into care with as much training, shadowing and mentoring as you need from our highly experienced team and you dedicated Area Team Leader.
If you want to pursue a career with formal qualifications in Health & Social Care then you have come to the right company. We run Apprenticeship Schemes for School Leavers and Mature Candidates in all our operational areas.
Whatever you decide our whole development process is bespoke, designed around you, taking into account your background, your strengths and weaknesses.
This is what some of our new starters had to say about us:
Nikki R, Caregiver & Assistant Coordinator (maternity cover) Kidderminster
“When I left school I was a supervisor in petrol station, then I had a two year gap to start my family, and then I became a caregiver because I could see that the flexible hours were going to suit my home life with a young family.
Home care is honestly the most rewarding job I've ever done. When you finish for the day you feel like you've made a difference, however small if you do a little extra for a client and they are truly grateful. It's the best feeling.
Before I started doing the job I was wasn’t really sure about doing personal care with bathing and stuff but the training and shadowing with other carers was a great help and now I love it.
I like working for Eclipse because if you show enthusiasm and motivation then they do notice and help you to further yourself.’’
Marzena B, Caregiver, Bromyard
“I came to the UK to join my boyfriend who works in a garage. In Poland I just had experience as a baby-sitter and bartender.
I have always liked helping people. I think when client’s smile that's the biggest reward, when you know they are happy it makes me happy.
I was worried about language barrier and different culture but it has been fine. I needed time and I still learn English now.
I do like Eclipse ;) because they have helped me. I like my colleagues, they really support me too, and the office is friendly.
I like watch movies, read books but my true love is art.’’
Laura P, Caregiver, Bromsgrove
“I am a full time mum to my 2 boys, having been helping out with my mum who was a double amputee and sadly died in 2011.
With Eclipse I find it very rewarding and love helping other people and making day to day life easier for them. Also I feel I am living (contributing) and not just existing. This job has had a positive impact for me and my boys, with support from the company.
My biggest concern before starting was how I would balance home, children work life etc. but this has all worked out fine. There have been a few ups and downs but I have a great supportive Area Team Leader and Coordinator.
I genuinely do speak highly of Eclipse. I love that we have regular clients, don’t travel miles, work with other lovely supportive caregivers. Feels like the family I don’t have.
In my spare time (what’s that lol) I spend time with my boys 8 and 11 and helping out with charities. I’m currently supporting ‘The Brain Tumour Charity’ at events between Worcester and Oxford.’’