Day Care Host

  • Job Reference: 00002629-1
  • Date Posted: 25 June 2024
  • Recruiter: The Filo Project
  • Website:
  • Location: Burnham-on-Sea Jobs
  • Salary: £104 to £130 Per Day
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Charity Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Be Part of Our Team - Day Care Host, The Filo Project in the South West. The Filo Project is a not-for-profit enterprise offering high quality, small group day care for older people.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for compassionate, empathetic and versatile people who would like to use their home to host a group of 4 older people for up to 2 full days per week, depending on the need in the area.

What will you be doing?

You will typically be active with your group between 9.30am and 4.30pm, starting with collecting your clients from their homes. You will then develop and lead the day, dependent on the capacities and interests of the members of your group.

You'll need to be creative and adaptable to the changing needs of your group. Examples of group activities include playing games, listening to music, baking or simply enjoying a conversation.

During the day you will also provide a freshly cooked two course lunch for your group. This is an important part of the day. We don’t expect restaurant level food, but for some of your guests this may be the only hot meal they eat in the week, so a reasonable level of home cookery would be great. We'll give you all the information you need about dietary requirements, likes and dislikes.

Working for The Filo Project is interesting, satisfying and occasionally challenging! You will need to be physically and emotionally able to work alone with your group for a full day. You will be well supported in your role, by your Area Coordinator, our Wellbeing team, and nearby hosts.

What our hosts say about their jobs

Our hosts recognise the size of the responsibility they have towards their clients. At the same time, they love the difference they make to the families of their clients. They enjoy the relationships they build and the joy on the faces of the people they host.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide enriching day care for people living with dementia and the challenges of older age. Through meaningful, social days out in a welcoming home setting, we are dedicated to harnessing the therapeutic power of friendship. We strive to show that life can be joyful and expansive at any stage.

Essential requirements for a Day Care Host

To become a host you must have -

  • An accessible home with minimal steps and a downstairs toilet
  • A 5 door car with 3 full rear seats and seatbelts
  • A full driving licence
  • Availability for up to two full days every week between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm

What do we offer you?

  • A daily rate of pay between £104 and £130 plus allowances for lunches and mileage
  • Enrolment in a pension scheme
  • 6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata)
  • Full training and support
  • An enhanced DBS check
  • Access to our host wellbeing program

About The Filo Project

The Filo Project started in Devon in 2014 and expanded to Somerset in 2020. We now also offer our service in Lancashire and Cornwall. Our service is primarily for those who are socially isolated and may also be experiencing symptoms associated with early to moderate dementia including memory loss. Our aim is to provide a socially stimulating environment where our clients feel valued and at ease.

This is an exciting time to be joining The Filo Project as we move into new areas, extending our vital support and helping more people to live well with dementia.

More information about The Filo Project can be found on our website -

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £104 - £130 per day


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday (up to two full days every week)

Our organisation is committed to safe and fair recruitment, safeguarding and protecting those we care for and serve. We make sure all our staff are vetted, selected, trained, and supervised fairly and to a high standard so that they can provide safe, effective, and compassionate care.