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Ashridge Home Care is Recruiting – Flexible Hours Available


Award winning home care company, Ashridge Home Care, is looking for caring people to join its’ growing team of visiting carers.  The Amersham based company is experiencing record numbers of enquiries and has revamped its’ recruitment process in order to meet the growing demand for home help.  No experience is required as all training will be provided, but the right personality characteristics are crucial.

The online application process has been simplified and can be easily accessed via www.ashridgehomecare.co.uk – It is an easy application online – simply click on Care Jobs –continue to Join our Team to – look at the opportunities available and fill in a simple questionnaire highlighting how many hours you can work, which days are preferred, what experience you have and whether you would work with pets or in a smoking household.

Working for Ashridge Home Care means that you will join a caring and compassionate team, in addition to:

  • One of the best rates of pay across the industry with £11.50 on a weekday and £13.00 on a weekend including double pay on bank holidays
  • Holiday pay to ensure carers take a break
  • Comprehensive and ongoing training to support development
  • Paid Induction training (£100 for the training within the first full months’ pay)
  • Ongoing support whenever needed, on the phone or in-person
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Client to client mileage paid
  • Guaranteed and contracted hours available


Managing Director Mitch Miller has relaunched the recruitment tool and commented:  “Since the pandemic there has been a sharp rise in demand for home help and we would like to be able to meet more people’s care needs at home.  Demand for visiting care currently outstrips the number of carers available meaning we are receiving a number of enquiries where people’s care needs are unmet. There is a real need for great carers available immediately, including people who may have never considered a career in care before.”

He continued:  “Recruiting the right people is crucial and we are working hard to address the misconceptions people have about care work.  Our research has shown that some people are put off from applying for a care role as they think they need to have medical experience and qualifications.  This is far from the truth.  Often visiting carers are more about companionship and household support rather than medical needs.  We have clients with a huge variety of needs, some more complex than others, but every applicant can state their preferences and we give appropriate training.  Clearly, many clients do have medical needs and we have experienced carers that we can place with special needs cases. For example, to support families living with early onset of Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease or following a stroke. “

“We pay above the national minimum wage, and we insist on a minimum two hour visit per client as we passionately believe caring for someone is not a 15 minute routine visit.  It’s so much more than that, and we want to ensure our clients and carers have the time to really get to know each other.  We also pay excellent mileage rates and have staff on hand to support carers around the clock. “

It is a passion for caring that bonds these three ladies.  A lifetime equestrian, a first-time young Mum and an entrepreneurial Instagramer –they are all part time visiting carers employed by Ashridge Home Care and are examples of women balancing their passions with a successful career in caring and making the most of flexible working.

Ali has a young daughter and works for a lady in her village whilst her daughter is in nursery.  She saw a Facebook advert for visiting carers and despite having no care experience applied.  Her role is more as companionship carer than looking after medical needs.   She commented: “Ashridge matched me with a client who has day care three days a week.  So, I visit my client a different three days for a couple of hours a time. I also work flexibly from home doing administrative work for my client, such as making appointments and speaking with her GP. I can do that working from home.”

She continued: “A lot of people are put off care work as they think it’s personal care but there are a lot of roles that are about companionship and supporting administratively. It enables someone who needs help to stay at home knowing there is someone coming to visit them.  It offers friendship and safety.  The pay and flexibility are good and there is real career progression if you want it.”

Animal lover Sue fits in working for  Ashridge around her mucking out duties at the stables, riding  and  walking her dogs. She visits several clients on a regular bases and  has built up a fantastic relationship with all of them.  Sue regularly enables live-in carers to take a break and helps them in situations with clients that might need support getting in and out of the bath or being lifted into bed.  Sue has been working with Ashridge for 4 years now and has slowly increased her hours and number of clients

Amy has been working with Ashridge since the launch of the company in 2016.  She was with the same client for many years visiting her three times a week to help her with shopping, cooking and social visits.  When the lady sadly passed, Amy started her own art business online and sells bespoke decorated pebbles online. She combines her art with working as a visiting carer for a lady who has more complex needs and requires longer visits.

If you have a caring personality and would like to explore a new career, then contact Corrina for a friendly chat: Tel: 01494 917 344.

Ashridge Home Care is one of the few UK care companies to offer both visiting and live-in home care.  All care is specifically designed to meet the individual needs of a client and carer satisfaction is high. The Buckinghamshire provider of care has several awards to its name including Best Employer by Buckinghamshire County Council in its Pride of Bucks Awards, winner in the Home Care Awards 2021 and received a High Commendation at the Home Care Awards 2022.  Its satisfaction score on homecare.co.uk, the UK’s leading home care portal is 10/10.