You Can Care Week is a campaign that highlights how valuable it is to work in the care sector looking after the elderly and vulnerable. The aim of this campaign is to bring people to consider this career route. Because of this we wanted to share some quotes from our workers around what they love about working in care!
“The fact that I’m able to walk alongside the elderly and give them support to enable them to live a good quality life fills me with joy. Anything to make them smile."
- Amma Frimpong, Qualified Nurse
“What I enjoy most about working with the vulnerable and elderly? Knowing that I am making a difference to their lives. Enabling them to live their lives to the fullest and maintaining dignity is what I love.”
- Mariama Jawneh, Support Worker
“It is very satisfying when you see the changes you make in someone’s life. I enjoy it and I wouldn't change it for anything else!”
- Nishita Serunkuma, Support Worker
“Working in the community and supporting the client's I visit on a regular basis gives me a great deal of satisfaction. It's not about a quick visit and rush off again it's more about building that professional relationship. I work in a person centred way and adapt each visit to suit the client's needs, cooking food that they enjoy and talking about thing's that they have an interest in. All in all it's a rewarding and satisfactory experience.”
- Francis McAllan, Support Worker
“I enjoy working as a Support Worker as everyday is different and faces new challenges. I like seeing the people we support have a big smile on their face because it shows we have done a good job for the day.”
- Julie Prior, Support Worker
“I do this role to enable vulnerable adults to live in the community, by offering support people can have a better quality of life where choices can be made without judgement.”