Caregivers are a vital part of IHC. Providing care to people with intellectual disabilities is hugely rewarding. Find out about our Caregiver Programme.


What does a Caregiver do?

Being a caregiver is about sharing your life with someone with an intellectual disability. It’s about supporting people to achieve their goals, have fun, try new things and experience life, as well as helping them to meet their disability support needs.

Caregiving can be on a full-time basis – for example having someone live with you, or on a part-time basis – for example two nights a week, or one weekend a month.

Caregivers can provide either foster care or shared care for children and young people, or respite care or boarding for adults.

You will be matched with someone who best suits your way of life.

Who can be a Caregiver?

IHC is on the look-out for people like you to be a Caregiver.  We welcome adults from all walks of life, who have a clean police record, a big heart and big desire to support others.

Become a Caregiver

Our Caregiver Programme is run by IHC’s service arm IDEA Services. Our Caregivers are commonly referred to as an IDEA Services Caregiver.

If you are interested in becoming a Caregiver please contact your local IDEA Services office and ask to speak to a Services Manager, fill out the online form or call us toll free on 0800 110 266.

Find your local IDEA Services office or fill out the online form.

If you are looking to work for us visit our jobs website.