‘Don’t look scruffy,’ my nan used to say. She swept her doorstep, ironed everything, and always looked immaculate.
"Becoming a care assistant was the best thing I ever did."
"I enjoy my job and I enjoy caring for people. It’s so rewarding, and I gain so much from it. At the end of the day, I go home happy."
"Last week I took a gentleman to one of our local historical houses and we had a really good day. I didn’t see that as a job, it was more of a pleasure. I was the only person he’d spoken to that day."
"If anyone is thinking of becoming a carer I’d say: ‘Do it, take the leap.’"
There were tears in his eyes as he watched his saw his wife walk down the aisle towards him. Robert’s wife had passed away and it was many years since he had seen their wedding video.
Knowing I’m making a difference to someone’s life, that’s what gets me up in the morning. I adore all my customers I really do.
I love knowing that I’m having an impact on their life. I come home from a day at work absolutely beaming because I’ve seen all my favourite people.
I’ve told the girls I work with here: ‘you don’t know how lucky you are!’
I love the difference you make in this job. Knowing you have helped and supported someone to stay safe and as independent as possible in their home is a joy and a privilege. Who could ask for more?
I became a care assistant when I was 18, just after leaving school with 3 A levels. I knew I wanted a job that made a difference, and I’ve always liked helping people. I’m really proud of what I do.
It’s ten years since I became a care assistant and I knew straight away it was the right job for me. I really felt that I’d done something good, and I wanted to tell my mum what I’d done.
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