Carer Uniforms to Suit Your Care Home or Care Agency
As a carer in the UK, you may work in a care home environment or in-home based roles, either way, the uniform you wear needs to provide comfort and protection.
A uniform helps in making staff easily identifiable to patients and visitors, they project professionalism instilling confidence in patients, and they can also reflect a corporate identity furthered through the addition of embroidery. Uniforms in a medical setting also contribute to infection control, preventing the outbreak of dangerous diseases.
There is likely to be certain guidelines given by your employer concerning the type of uniform you should be wearing but there is also often room for some personal choice. In this article, we want to share with you some of our top uniforms picks for carers so that whether you are an employer or employee you can make the right uniform decision for you.
The blend tunic provides a modern twist on a classic style through its asymmetric contrast trim. The contrast trim has also been added to the sleeves, chest and hip pockets for a sleek look, furthered through the concealed open-ended front fastening. This tunic is not only a stylish choice but also a practical one with an action back and vents providing ease of movement, essential for the physical demands being a carer has. The material used for this tunic is a vat-dyed polyester-cotton blend (65% polyester, 35% cotton) providing practicality through its bleach resistance and easy care as well as comfort through its breathable qualities.
There are also six great colour combinations to choose from, ranging from classic royal blue and white to on-trend lilac and navy.
Next up is our best-selling classic Legacy tunic, projecting complete professionalism.
Comfort has been at the forefront with the design of this tunic. Its double action back and vents, round collar and v cut in the sleeves all contribute to a completely unrestrictive fit. Comfort is also enhanced through the breathable properties of the polyester-cotton blend fabric that the tunic has been created from. The chest pocket along with two hip pockets mean you can have all your essentials to hand, whilst the featured trim on the collar, sleeves and pockets contribute to a professional and effortless design. Choose from 10 different colours, including bright, dark and muted options.
For male carers the Drayford tunic is a great option, coming in a total of 18 colours, there is something to fit everyone's needs. The tunic features two breast pockets, two lower hip pockets, a zip front fastening, mock belt back and an action back and vents for ease of movement. These practical features along with its classic styling makes it ideal for carers.
If you are looking for an on-trend, sophisticated and modern tunic the event tunic is the one for you. Rather than the traditional V-neck or round collar used in most healthcare uniforms, this design features a mandarin stand collar. It also has an asymmetric front with a concealed zip and three stud fastening, giving a modern edge to the tunic whilst still providing an unrestrictive fit. Depending on the look you are going for you can either opt for a single colour or a colour combination with contrast piping on the tunic's fastening, collar and sleeves. This tunic also has many practical features such as two concealed side seam pockets and a single action back and vents. The material used is a stretch soft-touch polyester making it extremely comfortable.
After choosing your tunic you need something to pair it with, here are some of our favourite trouser picks. Either go for a classic healthcare navy, a colour that matches your tunic or a contrasting colour for a more fashion-forward look.
Up first is one of our most popular styles, the York healthcare trousers. These also come in a male version (the Yorkie healthcare trousers). They are manufactured in a navy polyester-cotton blend and are therefore easily matched to any healthcare tunic. Featured are two hip pockets, a front zip fastening, belt loops and a stitched front leg crease giving a professional look and flattering fit.
Another one of our favourites is the Telford pleated trousers. They have two hip pockets and a pleated back making them both practical and comfortable. Also featured are sewn in-creases giving a professional look. They are available in four colour options; black, bottle, maroon and navy.
The Norman flat front trousers will be sure to give a professional and smart look to your carers uniform. They feature two hip pockets as well as a back pocket, zip fly with hook and bar and belt loops. Choose from eight different colours including black, bottle green and royal box.
Wanting to opt for something different to a tunic and trouser combo? Then why not go for our Hartford healthcare dress. Its poly-cotton blend makes the dress comfortable, breathable and durable, ideal for the warmer weather. It features two breast pockets with a waterproof lining in the left pocket and two hip pockets with pen loop in the right pocket for added practicality. The Hartford dress is available in nine different colourways.
Don’t forget your PPE! It may not be the most exciting part of buying a new uniform but it is one of the most important aspects. Here at Uniforms for Healthcare, we supply a range of PPE from disposable and reusable aprons, to hand sanitiser, to masks. Visit https://www.uniforms4healthcare.com/ppe to browse the full range.
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