Lights, camera, action for care worker Liam
Back in 2016 when we first talked to Liam Fletcher about his role as a care and support worker we knew he had something special, however Liam exceeded everyone’s expectations when he took on a star role in the first Make Care Matter film.
As a young man in his twenties Liam is the perfect ambassador for the Make Care Matter campaign and feels passionate about inspiring people who wouldn’t ordinarily consider adult social care as a career option to think again.
After studying music at college Liam tried several jobs and didn’t particularly enjoy any of them, but now feels that care is a career he can really develop in.
Liam said “Working in care was recommended to me by a friend and now I love what I do. The way I see it I could be a builder like some of my mates. But it takes months to build a house and finally complete your project. For me I get immediate job satisfaction.”
Following Liam at Benkhill Lodge residential care home in Bedale, the film will be a fantastic resource to help change perceptions and focusses on the advantages Liam feels will appeal to other young men like him such as continued training and development, earning while you learn, fantastic colleagues and flexible working hours.
We’ll be following up Liam’s debut with the next in our series of Make Care Matter stories, so look out for further films coming soon to a screen near you!
You can watch the film below:
How can you get involved?
Help to promote the Make Care Matter campaign by following @MakeCareMatter on Facebook and sharing Liam’s story with friends, family and colleagues.