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What is disability care?

Disability Care at home enables people living with disabilities to live as independently and with as much dignity as possible. Everyone living with disabilities is an individual, so it is vital that care is individualised too and a ‘one size fits all’ approach is never considered.

Care for someone living with disabilities can be carried out at home, in a residential home or in supported living, by qualified, experienced and compassionate carers, such as those who work for Helping Hands. At Helping Hands we’ve been supporting people living with disabilities to receive care in their own homes for over 30 years, so we really are the homecare experts.

Autism care

Autism care jobs involve caring for people living with Autism. At Helping Hands, we offer specialist care services to people with learning difficulties – such as Autism – that support them to experience a richer, more independent life.

Autism is a learning difficulty which affects how people experience the world around them. It’s estimated that autism affects around 700,000 people in the UK, with all at different levels on the spectrum. It’s not uncommon for Autism to be prevalent alongside other learning difficulties as well.

Mental Impairment

A mental impairment is a condition in which a part of a person’s mind is damaged or is not working properly. People living with a mental impairment are often more likely to require additional care that may take a number of forms, such as emotional support, confidence building, supporting them during treatment, helping with day-to-day tasks and advocating for them.

Physical disability care

When you provide physical disability care, you’ll be supporting your customer to live the life they want to in the place they love the most. You’ll assist with personal care, helping them in the bathroom and with dressing, providing mobility support, manual handling and hoisting, meal preparation and feeding, housework and laundry, administering their medication and much more.

You may also support them to do the things they enjoy outside of their home – whether that’s going on day trips, enjoying certain activities or hobbies, socialising, or popping to the shops.

Working with disabled adults

As a disability carer at Helping Hands, you’ll be working with people aged 18 or over who are living with physical or mental disabilities. Caring for a disabled adult means helping them to enjoy as normal a life as possible, both in and outside of the house. That might mean helping them get out and about, doing household chores, providing personal care, preparing meals, administering medication and so much more.


If you’re thinking of applying for a role in disability care but are concerned that you don’t have sufficient training or experience, then fear not! Helping Hands will provide you with all the training and on-the-job experience you need to become a great disability support worker. Our comprehensive, award-winning training programme covers a number of modules and subjects, ensuring you’re fully prepared and equipped to provide dedicated, specialist care that meets the varying needs of every customer.

Disability care job vacancies

If you’re looking for a fulfilling career where you’re able to make a positive difference in people’s lives, join our disability care team today. With over 160 local care branches in the UK, we’re almost certain to have job opportunities near you, so whether you want to apply for a role on a visiting or live-in care basis we’d love to hear from you. You can apply directly for a Disability Care role via our website. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life and carry out work that is rewarding and fulfilling, then join Helping Hands as a palliative care worker today.

Disability support worker salary and benefits

Life as a carer can be demanding, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. At Helping Hands, we truly appreciate all the hard work our carers do and the way in which they always go above and beyond for our customers. Our carers really are the heart and soul of our organisation, which is why we like to make sure they know how much we value them. We offer very competitive salaries and extensive benefits that include:

  • Guaranteed Pay Contract – we’re the first UK care company to offer these contracts, which guarantee you’ll get paid every month regardless of whether you work up to your contracted hours
  • Flexible working hours – a work schedule designed around your preferences
  • Free Blue Light Card – giving you access to thousands of discounts and deals
  • Access to travel allowance – we pay 35p per mile in between customer visits
  • Dedicated support with career progression
  • Generous refer a friend scheme
  • Paid holiday and bank holidays, plus pension scheme entitlement.

If you’d like to start lending a helping hand today, we’d love to hear from you.