I’ve worked in the care sector since I was 16, so it’s what I know. I started working for Care UK when my children were small and I worked as a carer on night shifts. As my children got older I was able to progress and take on more work.
The greatest buzz I get from this job is when an activity goes really well and residents ask to do it again. Christmas is always a busy time, with lots to organise, and we do lots of themed days and have plenty of parties. The fun residents have makes all the work worthwhile. If you like a role where you never know what each day is going to bring, this is the perfect job!
I’ve been with Care UK over a decade now. I used to work in a Post Office but I fancied a complete career change. In this job I’m still interacting with people and I still need to be a good listener, but I get to have a lot more fun – although it’s still hard work – and it’s a lot more satisfying.
Outside of work I really enjoy getting involved in my local history society and a horticulture group.
I used to work for myself as a seamstress before joining Care UK in 2007. I did a qualification in business and administration – completing it was a big career highlight for me – and I wanted to put what I’d learnt into practice, so I applied here. It was also a great opportunity to work with people.
I love seeing the residents enjoying activities, laughing and doing things that makes them happy. I have a dog called Buzz who sometimes comes to work with me and the residents love seeing him.
I’ve worked at Larkland House for over ten years. I used to work in the hotel industry but I liked the idea of having a different challenge. The home is also in a great location, which appealed to me. I have to say that it’s my colleagues and the residents who make my day. I love chatting with residents and their families to learn more about them and to have a laugh. What other role enables you to make people happy and see them smile