Posted: Friday 29th June 2018
Throughout July we will be celebrating the amazing people we have working in our care industry in Hertfordshire and promoting the countless opportunities available for people interested in joining them.
Hertfordshire County Council’s Good Care Campaign, run in partnership with Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA), aims to highlight the great care work taking place across the county, as well as encouraging people to think about careers in care.
Don’t take our word for it – read what our care workforce has to say about working in care…
Naison has worked at Ware Road Day Service in Hertford, which caters for adults with physical, learning disabilities, mental health problems and dementia for two years and has recently been accepted into Middlesex University to study Mental Health Nursing.
“For me though it’s not the activities that are the best part, it’s talking to the clients and listening to them. It’s really important that people are listened to in their lives.”
Naison is also keen to dispel the myth that working in care is all about looking after people and changing their clothes. “That’s not care to me,” says Naison, “it’s about making people happy and being there with them when they need you. You can see that you are making a difference and changing people’s lives.”
“For anyone considering a career in care I would say go for it! I never thought I would be able to do this but it makes me feel happy to see our service users really enjoying their life. Things like that make me really want to get up out of my bed and come to work.”
Dee is a care practitioner working for Alina Homecare, one of Hertfordshire County Council’s dedicated lead providers of home care services in the county. Dee has been supporting older and disabled residents in their own homes for over three years.
She said: “Sometimes I’m the only visitor the people I care for might get, I want them to enjoy the time I spend with them. Some of the people I meet are really vulnerable, they depend on me. I like feeling useful and knowing that I am helping people to have a better quality of life.”
Want to find out more?
We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and compassionate people just like Naison and Dee to help us provide ‘Good Care’ in Hertfordshire – could that person be you? To take your first step towards a new and exciting career visit www.hertsgoodcare.com or call us on 01707 536020 to find out more and see the range of roles and opportunities waiting for you.