Uniform essentials for working in a care home

February 22, 2018

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For staff working in a care home, having the right uniform is crucial. This isn’t only from a health and safety perspective, but also in terms of making it easier to get through long shifts and helping to improve the comfort of the residents.

Infection control

You need to keep in mind that a care home is responsible for the wellbeing of its residents. With staff interacting with a range of different people, potentially with a variety of different medical conditions and in different states of health, it is important that you avoid the spread of germs wherever possible.

Opting for a uniform that includes infection control compliant materials can help to reduce the spread of germs. This can help to ensure the health of care home residents.

Controlling disease and the spread of germs is crucial. Keep in mind that a care home is usually home to a range of people who often have different medical conditions or might be recovering from a period of illness. Having uniforms in place that can help keep the spread of germs to a minimum is important not only from a practical standpoint ,but it can also serve as a point of comfort for residents and their family, knowing that steps are being taken to ensure their wellbeing.

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In a care home, staff will often be on their feet for long periods of time. Ensuring residents are comfortable and looked after.

Providing a uniform that is comfortable as well as durable can help keep staff working at their best throughout their shift. An uncomfortable uniform can be distracting and annoying. Keeping staff comfortable can allow them to focus on providing the best possible levels of care.

Look at flexible, breathable clothing. Practical tunics, polo shirts and bootleg trousers are all comfortable options. Keep footwear in mind too. Something comfortable and supportive is perfect for helping staff to stay on their feet throughout a shift.


It’s important that your uniforms stand out. Residents need to be able to quickly and easily identify staff if they have a problem or if they simply need help with something. A bright colour can often work well, either something that stands out against the décor or something that ties into your branding.

The key is to make sure your staff retain maximum visibility. This not only helps residents to feel safer and more at ease but it also helps them to identify who can help in the event of an emergency.

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Helping you put together the perfect healthcare uniform

At Simon Jersey, we are proud to provide a range of uniform options that are suitable for any care home. Our range of hard wearing and comfortable uniform solutions are:

  • Easy to care for – Most of our items are machine washable and built to stand up to extensive wear and tear
  • Made with expert knowledge – We have 45 years’ experience providing brand-enhancing workwear of all shapes and sizes
  • Styled for everyday practicality – We test our fabrics to ensure they provide durability and day-to-day comfort

To find the uniform solutions that are perfect for your business and staff, you can take a look at our wide range of care home uniformsAlternatively, send us a request for a catalogue or get in touch with a member of our team.

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