People who care
A care and support worker based in a residential home
After almost two years of working in the care sector, 25 year old Liam is ambitious and already has eyes on the boss’s office. Prior to joining North Yorkshire County Council, Liam worked for a care agency.
“Going back five years and the role I have now is a million miles away from what I saw myself doing. At the time I was studying music at college and couldn’t understand why a few of my friends chose to work in care, it wasn’t something I ever thought I would be capable of doing, but it turns out I’m actually pretty good at it!”
“I’ve done jobs in factories, catering and estate agents but never enjoyed them much. Then when I moved from Lancashire to North Yorkshire it was hard to find a job and working in care was recommended to me by a friend. Now I love what I do.”
“I’ve done loads of training, from mandatory courses to learning for my own personal development and all while I’m working so I still get paid.”
“No two days are the same. There’s always something going on, always something new to learn and memories to make. The people I help to care for, they’ve had really interesting lives and you don’t meet people like that every day. They don’t live where I work; I work where they live.”
The continued training Liam receives along with his passion for care and determination to make a difference, big or small, to someone’s life makes his role that much more rewarding.