I started my journey with My Willows in January last year. I enjoyed great support from my manager and work colleagues, so that I was confident to go out alone. I quickly built friendships with the clients I provided care for. After seeing these service users regularly, they learnt to trust me and they told… Read more »
Let me introduce myself – my name is Sharon Watts and I began working with Somerset Care in the year 2000 as a relief domestic, and this is where my journey began at Croft House residential care home. To be honest I took the job as a stop gap whilst I waited for my seasonal… Read more »
I was first appointed as a care assistant at Croft House in 1992. This was my first experience of working with frail and vulnerable older people. At this time I was not considering care as a career, it was more about finding suitable work that fitted in with having a young family. I found the… Read more »
Following her mother’s diagnosis of dementia, Angie’s life changed, meaning that her career had to change too. Previously Angie worked in an office, but this wasn’t enough, she wanted a role that makes a difference to others. That’s when Angie began her career at Frith House as an Activities Co-ordinator.
Four years ago, this March, I arrived back in the UK after living a life of Riley in sunny Spain for nearly 20 years. Sun tanned, wearing designer clothes, I wore the façade well, whilst inside I was an empty shell, putting on a brave face. I had no idea of what I was going… Read more »
I have been lucky enough to look after some incredible ladies and gents who have left me with many memories and ones who I will remember for the rest of my life. Half the time it doesn’t feel like I’m coming to work, I get so much out of working in care and as a… Read more »
In 2018, Jo received the ‘Frontline Leaders’ award at the Great British Care Awards (South West) following nominations from her colleagues for the commitment she gives to the customers and staff she supports.
Wayne, Care Assistant at Moorhaven home at Somerset Care, completed the Somerset Care Academy in December and has recently progressed to being a Key Worker for three residents. Wayne was unemployed for 18 months previous to the academy. He wasn’t sure about care as a career to start with, but he found the academy to… Read more »