Why I became a care assistant

At Bluebird Care Manchester South, our care assistants are the heart of our business. These are stories by our staff about why they chose to work in homecare, and allows you an insight into their day-to-day lives as a care assistant. Read some of the special stories our staff have to tell about their experiences working for Bluebird Care Manchester South.

If after reading our staff stories you are eager to learn more about us, please view our vacancies page or contact our friendly team on 0161 998 4060.

Sharon's Story

Having worked in the care profession for 22 years, I have experience of working with both adults and children, including working with customers with end of life care needs, dementia care, challenging behaviour, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, brain injuries and spinal injuries. I have worked with customers with complex care needs and covered tracheostomy care, ventilator care, gastrostomy care and epilepsy. 

I have completed many training courses during my career and have my NVQ level 2&3 in Health & Social care. I always strive to improve and enjoy attending training courses to enable me to perform my duties better. I have worked in various roles within the care sector including support worker, team leader, manager and care coordinator.  

My employment with Bluebird Care Manchester South is very rewarding, the senior and management team are very approachable and supportive making sure they care for the staff as well as the customers. Bluebird Care Manchester South support us to provide the highest possible quality care to our customers in a person centred way and each customer is treated as an individual and never just somebody that needs care. 

I am a firm believer that something we do, no matter how small can mean so much to someone and to treat someone the way we would like to be treated.

Karen's Story

My name is Karen and I decided to become a care assistant for Bluebird Manchester South after caring for 18 years for my son who was born with a rare medical condition. As a mother of four children and one grandchild, I have also gained life skills.  After gaining experience as a carer for my son, I then went on to work for five years with sick and disabled children from birth to twenty five years. I am now very proud to be a team member of Bluebird Care Manchester South.

I have been working as a care assistant for Bluebird Care Manchester South for the past seven months. I find my job very rewarding as making a difference to someone always puts a smile on their face. I get very excited providing the care to our customers as you become like a family member to them and their wider family. Every day is different, one day you could be doing some housework or shopping, then the following day you could be assisting with social or personal care.

I enjoy listening to my customer’s personal stories about their past lives. I am very passionate about my role and I treat my customers as I would treat my own family member. Being a care assistant is not just about caring, it is also about building and forming trusting relationships with the customers.