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Don't stop at retirement - Bobby's storytake it from them bobby circle lay

After working as a builder since the age of 15, the only regret Bobby has of making the move into care is that he didn’t do it 20 years sooner.

Although officially retired now, Bobby provides relief cover which offers him a great deal of flexibility. Bobby enjoys the relationships he has with the people he supports, their families and colleagues and says that his role helps to keep him young.

“Now I’m retired it’s nice to be able to do my own thing, book holidays when I want to and not have to work Monday to Friday if I don’t want to. It makes a huge difference knowing I have the option – I could still work full time if I wanted to.”

“In other industries people probably can’t wait to retire but it’s so important to keep going until your body can’t do it anymore - if you don’t love your job then change it, it’s as simple as that.”

Bobby is always willing to go above and beyond for the people he supports and says he will do this job for as long as he can.

“Every day is different, it always keeps you guessing and you never get bored. Doing something good for someone else can never be a bad thing. I’d recommend it to anyone; don’t just retire, give something back, stay active and always remember that you’re as young as you feel!”

You can read more about Bobby's story here.


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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