Being a Carer makes me feel proud every day
Supporting people to live independently in their own home, Jess tells us why she became a Carer at TrustCare.
“I’ve always been a kind and friendly person so when I heard about the role of a Carer, I thought it would be perfect for me.
A typical day involves driving between clients’ homes to support them with day-to-day tasks such as helping them to wash and dress, giving them their medication or preparing meals. I also help clients to get out and about, taking them to appointments, on shopping trips or to visit friends.
I really enjoy the variety of the role – as well as getting to know each individual client and their different needs, you also get to know their families, GP’s, neighbours, and become part of their full support network. Sometimes all they need is a friendly face to cheer them up and some words of encouragement when they feel down.
My confidence has grown so much over the past year while learning how to help people to live independently. I’ve had lots of support from TrustCare, and I’m training towards my L3 NVQ in Health and Social Care.
Coming into work every day makes me feel proud - the best part is feeling satisfied at the end of the shift knowing you have helped numerous people get in or out of bed, washed, dressed and that they’ve eaten a healthy meal.
You can tell they really appreciate the things we help with, no matter how big or small.
I would always encourage anybody considering becoming a TrustCare Carer to go for it because it is the most rewarding job and the employee benefits are great!"
You can find more about working for TrustCare or apply here.