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Title:  Care and Support Assistant


Cheltenham, South West, GB, GL53 9GA

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  45779

Care and Support Assistant


Middleton House, Cheltenham


£8.59 to £8.85 per hour (dependent on qualifications)


37.5 hours per week



We are seeking Care and Support Assistants to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Middleton House provides high quality apartments for the over-55’s, designed to support independent living. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives and be part of a dynamic service, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an experienced and supportive team.


Read more about Middleton House here


The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Delivering a high level of person-centred care and support for our clients
  • Creating a positive culture, supporting clients to live as independently as possible and prevent social isolation
  • Supporting the physical and emotional well-being of clients
  • Administering medication
  • Sensitive delivery of personal care
  • Supporting clients with arranging and attending appointments
  • Moving and handling
  • Assisting clients with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Lone working

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience in a similar care-related role is desirable however not essential if you have the right attitude
  • Punctual, with excellent timekeeping skills
  • Patient, calm and respectful with a caring disposition
  • Ability to lone work
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.


Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work Scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

Read the full job profile here


To apply please send your CV and cover letter to


Closing Date: 16 July 2019


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook page or search #LifeatSanctuary


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We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.