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“I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

When Holly left school at 18 her first priority was going out with friends at the weekend. To pay for her fun filled lifestyle Holly applied for a job in a care home, a very different path from her peers heading off to university.

Holly still has a busy social life and makes the most of her time away from work, but ten years on she’s now a registered manager in an adult care facility. By earning and learning at the same time Holly avoided the student debt most people under 30 are still paying off and was able to buy her own house last year.

The lastest film in the Make Care Matter series Holly talks about her career and why she would encourage more young people to think about going into care roles.

“If you want to progress there are so many opportunities open to you. For anyone considering a role in adult social care I’d say give it a chance. I can honestly say that I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for the world!”

“If you don’t love your job then change it, it’s as simple as that” Says Bob the Builder

Bob the EX builder boldly states: ““If you don’t love your job then change it, it’s as simple as that.”

After spending most of his working life being as a popular, well known builder in Northallerton.

Bobby had an unexpected career change! “Bricks I know…. THIS no!” he said to his wife who signed him up on a volunteering day.

Bobby discusses how he now wishes he’d made these changes much sooner.


Ambitious Angie helps promote careers in care

In this third video in the series Angie reflects on her 16 year career working in a number of different roles and why she was so keen to be an ambassador for Make Care Matter.

Although Angie loves her job she’s determined to continue climbing the career ladder whilst also developing the people in her team.

Angie said “I’ve always been driven and have a real passion for making sure older people and vulnerable adults receive the best possible care. It really is so rewarding, especially when a family tells you how contented they feel knowing that their loved ones are well cared for. Being able to make a difference was most definitely the main reason I applied to work in adult social care and it still motivates me today. I would say to anyone who is considering a career in care to go for it. It’s such a rewarding job, when you see those people you’re helping to care for living a full life.”

Next month we’ll focus on Bobby, a former builder who retired last year but continues to make care matter!



About Make Care Matter

Our aim is to make care matter, supporting people in North Yorkshire to live longer, healthier, more independent lives. If you’re looking for a career which is more than just a job then adult social care is for you. You can find out more about working for us and apply for current vacancies here.

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