Nurses, carers and support workers use Florence to book shifts

One app, 100s of shifts, zero hassle

Choose your own shifts with Florence. 93% of our health and social care professionals recommend us.

90,000+ health and social care professionals use Florence

500,000+ shifts posted in 2022/23

4+ million hours of care delivered

Your perfect work-life balance

100% your choice

Choose your shifts
NHS and private
Excellent pay rates

Zero hassle

No calls
No paper
No fuss

24/7 support

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See what you need to register for social care shifts and what you need to register for NHS shifts

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The easy way to work your visa hours

Work the full number of hours allowed per week on your Skilled Worker or Student visa easily with Florence.

Choose the shifts you want, and see your weekly hours tracked on the app in real time.
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Shifts available across the UK

Sign up and tell us your shift preferences to check availability near you.

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Open shifts near you: you'll continue with registration.

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No shifts near you: you'll get an invite to finish registration as soon as shifts are available.

NHS and social care roles available

Find nursing, care and support worker shifts across the NHS and social care

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Care roles

  • Care assistant
  • Senior care assistant
  • HCA (health care assistant)
  • Support worker
  • Domiciliary care worker
Florence Nurse

Nursing roles

  • Registered general nurse (RGN)
  • Mental health nurse (RMN)
  • A&E nurse
  • ITU nurse
  • Community nurse

Find shifts in a range of care settings

Nursing homes

Residential care homes

Supported living homes

Domiciliary care

Mental health services

Complex care facilities

NHS hospitals

Private hospitals

Our care professionals say...

The app lets you choose the shifts the suit youThe app is reliable and user friendlyI am in control of my work/home balance

93% of our users recommend us*

*Survey of 726 Florence professionals, Nov 2022

We're recognised by

CPD, Scottish Care, Championing Social  Care, CQC, CWC


Where do you have shifts?

We have shifts available across the UK in the social care sector and NHS.

We’ve recently improved and updated the app – just submit your basic details, including your postcode, and we’ll tell you if there are shifts currently available near you.

If there isn’t any work nearby, we’ll add you to our waiting list. When shifts do become available, we’ll email you so you can continue registering.

How long will it take to sign up?

It can take as long as three to four weeks to register with Florence, but if all your documents are eligible and in date, we are often able to approve your application sooner than that.

References and security checks often take the longest to sort out, so we recommend getting these ready first. We’ve put together a handy guide to registration here for social care, and here for NHS shifts.

What pay rates can I expect when working for Florence?

Our rates are set by the NHS trusts and the social care organisations we work with. This means the rates can change depending on your location, skills and preferences. 

Rates can also change depending on the staffing needs of a care organisation or area – for example, if more care professionals are needed to fill shifts in a particular area, rates can go up.

Here’s a guide to the sort of rates you might see for advertised shifts:


  • Nurse: £25-55 per hour.
  • Care assistant/support worker: £11-19 per hour.

Social Care

  • Nurse: £20-34 per hour.
  • Care assistant/support worker: £11.50-22 per hour.

Important: you might see rates higher or lower than this.

Once you’re fully registered, you’ll be able to see all the roles and rates available near you.

What information will I be able to see before booking shifts?

In the app, you'll be able to filter by:

  • Hourly rate.
  • Distance from your address.
  • Shift type (day or night).
  • Break information (length of time; paid or unpaid).
  • Travel and parking information.
  • How other care professionals have rated the care provider.

How will I get paid?

You’ll get paid directly into your bank account every Thursday. If you need to get paid faster, we offer an ‘Instant Pay’ option: you can receive up to 60% of your pay when your timesheet gets approved (for a £1 admin charge).

How do I sign-up?

  1. Visit this page to sign up for NHS shifts, or this page to sign up for social care shifts. 
  2. Download the Florence app.
  3. Enter your postcode and basic details to see if there are shifts available near you.
  4. If shifts are available, you can complete registration. 
  5. If there aren’t any shifts near you, we’ll put you on our waiting list and get in touch when things change.

Find out which documents you need to register here for NHS shifts, and here for social care shifts.

Which documents do I need to register with Florence?

You can see which documents you need to register with Florence here for NHS shifts, and here for social care shifts.

Do you offer visa sponsorship?

We don’t currently offer visa sponsorship, but if you’re currently in the UK on an eligible visa and have enough relevant care experience, you can register with Florence.

Does Florence offer holiday pay?

You’ll earn holiday pay every time you work a shift, and we’ll include it with your pay every Thursday. You can choose to take holiday whenever you like, using the holiday pay you’ve saved.

You’ll see the gross amount – hourly rate, plus holiday pay – for each available shift on the Florence app. We’ll break down hourly pay and holiday pay on your payslip, too, so you’ll know how much you’ve accrued.

Do you offer any training?

You can train in our e-learning space for health and social care professionals, Florence Academy.

Florence care professionals can take free mandatory courses during registration. Once you’re fully registered, you’ll have free access to all 70+ courses, which you can use for your professional development. 

If you’ve never worked in care before, we offer a free Pathway to Care course. This includes everything you need to know to begin working in health and social care, so it’s a great way to kick-start your career.

Non-Florence care professionals can take courses for free and then choose to buy a certificate for £2.99 + VAT.

Got another question?
Head to our help centre to search frequently asked questions, or chat to us now.

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