Activities worker

Activities worker imageActivities workers are usually based in care homes, day centres, in someone’s home or the community.

This role is ideal for you if you think you're great at motivating people, good at organising events, digitaly competent and great with time managment.

Role overview

  • organising tailored activities to the needs and abilities of individuals, as well as group activities that will bring individuals together
  • booking external suppliers to provide entertainment
  • organising trips out in the local community, considering transport arrangements and accessibility
  • leading discussions about the types of activities people would like to take part in.

Skills and experience

Your induction will include necessary training such as health and safety, first aid and moving and handling. Additional specific training such as autism awareness, communication skills or working with people with dementia may be offered.

It might be useful to have experience working in a similar role or with vulnerable adults. You can gain this experience through a work placement, from your personal life, through volunteering or as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship


While in post you could do a vocational qualification such as a Diploma in Health and Social Care or continuing professional development qualification such as an award or certificate in activity provision.

Your employer may pay for you to complete these qualifications, or you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for them yourself.

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Case studies

  • Adam Skerritt
    Adam works as an operational lead and is responsible for running care services for young people.
  • Deb O'Shea
    Deb works as an intervenor service manager and supports people with sight and hearing impairments.

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