The hours can vary, most residential homes have shifts 8am – 2pm, 2pm-8pm or 8pm-8am. There are some homes which do shorter shifts or longer day shifts depending on their service users needs. Homes use both staff who have set hours and those who are ‘bank,’ meaning they are flexible and will arrange with the care home each week what shifts they are able to do. This offers a flexibility you do not get with many other jobs. If you are considering doing domiciliary care / residential care the hours can vary depending on the service users, some may just need support for an hour some may need full days.