Somerset puts care first
Stories from Somerset's care community
Kevin took his first job as a student care assistant 20 years ago.
He started out organising fun activities in a day centre and today he is the manager of a respite centre for people with physical disabilities or sensory loss – a centre which was recently rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission
Leah decided to start a career in care to help people and make a positive impact on their lives and those of their families in a rewarding way. She started working in care in March 2018
“I have an amazing opportunity between now and my 18th birthday to gain skills and training to keep throughout my career as a support worker. It also gives me time to learn certain behaviours and get to know residents better as individuals which will enable me to work independently as soon as I am ready to. Staff at Langley are very friendly and helpful in guiding me. I enjoy the opportunity I am receiving because this job provides me with lifelong skills and experiences”.
Sammie used to work for a retail company as a night supervisor. She wanted to find a new, more satisfying career that offered her greater opportunity. She is now a support worker at Langley House in Wiveliscombe.
“I enjoy my job because no day is ever the same. I enjoy working with the people we support, getting to know them and support them in their day-to-day activities. It’s very rewarding”
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