There are 1.45 million people working in adult social care, 18% of whom are male (Skills For Care). Here at Make Care Matter we want to promote and celebrate all male carers in North Yorkshire. They really do make a difference and have a positive impact.
Male care workers are often valued by their male service users. From a personal and safe perspective in moving and handling, service users have said they feel more confident with a male worker (BBC).
Bob the ex builder supports adults with learning disabilities, even after his retirement. He says “I wish I’d done it 20 years ago!”
To find out why Bobby sold his trawl and went into care click here.
Reda originally trained as an accountant but moved his career into care. He is now a reablement care worker and travels on the road to his service users. His environment is different every day.
To find out why Reda is very content in his care career click here
Liam is a care and support worker in a residential care setting. He’s so pleased with the additional training he has been able to do and achieve.
To find out how Liam got into care click here
Remember you do not need experience just the right values and qualities to care.