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Published on Jul 14, 2017
Philip previously had a career in the Armed Forces and wasn’t sure what to do next. He wanted a role that offered flexibility with his personal life and a good work life balance. Philip decided to try care work for a few months. Seven years later he loves his role in a residential care home supporting older people!
Philip finds it really rewarding getting to know the residents so he can support them to do the things they enjoy. One of the residents Philip supports is Jules. By supporting Jules to remain as independent as possible, Jules feels able to continue doing some of things she has always enjoyed; gardening, knitting, reading and reminiscing with friends. Another part of Philip’s role is working in partnership with a range of health and social care colleagues to ensure the health and wellbeing of all the residents.
Philip really enjoys his career in care as he is able to give something back and make a real difference to people’s lives.
After leaving school Jess wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. Jess started working with children which she found really rewarding, and decided she wanted to support adults with learning disabilities. With no qualifications in this area, Jess was keen to begin training as an apprentice and completed a level 2 Apprenticeship during her first year of employment. Although this was sometimes challenging, Jess was fully supported by her employer.
One of the people Jess supports is Rob, who has a learning disability. Jess finds it really rewarding to support Rob to live as independently as possible and make his own choices. Jess supports Rob to do the things he wants to do and to have the confidence to be part of his local community, from attending local art classes and visiting the park, to watching movies at the cinema.
Jess loves her role and is passionate about supporting people to live the life they want. Jess would recommend this role to everyone; it’s hard work but the rewards are brilliant!