Testimonial 6

Cathy, Support Worker, Wigton

I worked in a factory for 15 years, care is a complete change and I absolutely love it!

During lockdown I was furloughed, I felt very upset and I didn't know what was going to happen. I really wanted to get back to work though so I applied for a role as a cleaner. The staff team were really friendly and welcoming. After a couple of months I applied for a job as a carer in the same home. Before I started I didn't think I had what it takes to care for someone like that but the more I learned and got to know the people living in the home the more realised how much I would enjoy it. 

Everyday is different in care. I love being able to help people. To go into work and make their day a bit better. It's great!

I have never had any concerns about working in a care home. We haven't had a shortage of PPE at any point, everything is on hand so there is nothing to be frightened of. I knew everything was getting cleaned properly as I was the one cleaning it! It felt like one of the safest places to be and it was nice to go out to work and spend time with colleagues.

I always think, why didn't I do it before? I am still finding my feet but I love the caring side. It's a breath of fresh air. I don't get up and dread going to work now, I really look forward to going in every day.