Hear what some of our team have to say about what a career in care means to them:
After 20 years as a child-minder I moved to care in 2009 as a change in career, as it was always something I had wanted to do. For most people we visit we are the first face they see in the morning and I love going in with a smile on my face and putting a smile on theirs. The support from my team and local authorities is great – they are always there when I need advice. It’s a great job, every day is different and I love knowing that I am making a difference. I love my job!
I have worked in care for the last 6 months after a change in career – my mother in law has always worked in this sector and after volunteering at her care home I found I really enjoyed it. It is very fulfilling to help people do the simple things everyday life brings and to know you are appreciated is very rewarding. To anyone considering a career in care I would say that it isn’t all cups of tea and chatting as it is hard work at times but you can always improve and progress.
A career in care was something I always wanted to follow, having volunteered while I was in school and then looking after my mother who has MS. I enjoy the aspects of meeting new people and knowing I am helping people. It is the most rewarding job and I feel much supported by my company and the local authorities we work alongside. To anyone considering a career in care I would say that even though it has its challenges and can be hard work, the rewards are great.