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Activity support worker

Activity Support Worker

Activities workers are generally based in care homes, day centres, in someone's home or the community, and is an important role in supporting people to get involved in various activities and avoiding social isolation.

This role is ideal for you if you think you're great at motivating people, organising events, you're creative and great with time management.

Role overview

You'll organise activities tailored to the needs and abilities of individuals, as well as group activities.

  • You'll bring individuals together 
  • Booking external suppliers to provide entertainment 
  • Organise trips out in the local community, considering transport arrangements and accessibility including risk assessments.
  • Lead discussions about the types of activities people would like to take part in.

Skills and experience

To start in this role, it would be useful to have previously worked with vulnerable adults in a similar role, or undertaken a support role which can be gained through work placements, personal experience or volunteering, or as part a trainee or through an apprenticeship.

As part of your induction, you will have to undertake training including health and safety, and first aid there may be other courses that focus on the people you will be working with. This may include dementia care, learning disability and autism training.


Whilst working as an Activities Support Worker, you can undertake qualifications in health and social care including NVQ's / QCFs