Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Support Worker Cover Letter Template (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]


Contact Person
Budock Residences
TR11 7JD
07987 654 321

Dear Mr/Ms/Mx [Contact Person],

I’m writing to express my interest in the Residential Support Worker position at Budock Residences. With 5+ years of experience supporting individuals with diverse intensive care and emotional support needs, I’m eager to join your team and facilitate a fresh start for those seeking rehabilitation.

Through my work as a Home Support Worker at Bespoke Health, I’ve developed the practical skills necessary for supporting individuals in their recovery, having delivered thoughtful care plans that catered to the needs of my clients. This included facilitating engagement in daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping — one of the key responsibilities of the position you’re hiring for.

Furthermore, I have a consistent track record of coordinating with practitioners and family members to ensure clients have a comprehensive support system. My previous manager, Sarah Barker, was immensely pleased with the positive and productive relationships I was able to foster and has offered to provide a reference should you require one — her contact information is attached.

I’m particularly drawn to Budock Residences because of your progressive, multidisciplinary approach toward counselling and rehabilitation. The prospect of working in an environment that welcomes vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds is both a challenge and an inspiration for me.

I’m eager to meet for an interview and discuss how I can contribute to the compassionate services offered by your organisation. You can reach me at 07123 456 789 or

Yours sincerely,


[Your Name]


How to Write a Standout Support Worker Cover Letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

Support workers offer an incredibly valuable range of services, helping vulnerable people emotionally and practically as they address significant life challenges.

As a support worker, you may find yourself working in a live-in facility, visiting various people’s homes, or working closely with a specific client over an extended period.

In any case, you’ll need to highlight the right key skills in your application for the specific role. Care employers in the UK tend to look for these skills in particular:

  • Active listening
  • Ability to build rapport with adults, young people, and children
  • Empathy
  • Adaptability
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Resilience
  • Record-keeping
  • Basic IT skills
  • Knowledge of local services for signposting and referrals
  • Familiarity with the care work code of conduct
  • Formal social care training (e.g., a Level 3 OCN diploma)
  • Teamwork
  • Self-awareness

When making your cover letter, use specific examples and storytelling to give context to the skills you want to highlight.

For example, you could outline how your empathy has enabled you to connect with clients and build trusting, productive relationships. 

A paragraph from a support worker cover letter that uses storytelling to demonstrate key care skills.
Storytelling is a useful device for demonstrating soft skills like empathy.

To emphasise your passion for care, write in a warm yet professional tone. For example, instead of saying that you were ‘responsible for assisting with cooking, cleaning, and day-to-day chores’, you could explain that you ‘helped clients regain confidence doing daily tasks’, highlighting your role as an encouraging friend and helper rather than a service provider.

More resources to help you write your support worker cover letter

Here are links to some additional information that will help you perfect your cover letter for a support work role:

Seb Morgan
Written by

Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Careers Coach and Digital Content Writer for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [] or via LinkedIn.