Staff stories

Laura

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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 »

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Sharon

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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 »

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Diane

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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 »

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Angie

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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.

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Jaine

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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 »

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Jamie

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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 »

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Jo

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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.

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Wayne

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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 »

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