#ShareWhyYouCare week calls for the 1.5 million people who work in adult social care to share why they’ve chosen a career in care.
To help others appreciate the huge positives and rewards this career can bring, we asked our colleagues to share their stories. Here, direct from the heart, are some snippets as to why Unique Caregivers do what they do – what an inspiration they are!
“It’s a whirlwind of three years working for this amazing company. My background has always been hospitality and some sort of management. In the these three years, I’ve been carer, shift leader and now team leader. I couldn’t ask for a more brilliant, funny team of people to work with along with the amazing clients. No day is ever the same and that’s what I love. I love how I can care and get the most for someone day to day. Even if it’s just helping to make a cuppa, a good old chin wag or changing someone’s shoes.” – Dan, Extra Care
“I’ve only been working with unique since September but it’s the best job. It’s my first time in a care job and I love seeing how I’m helping people. This job is so rewarding and I have a lovely group of clients who put a smile on my face! The team are so supportive and I always feel like I have a person to talk to with all my lovely colleagues!” – Evie, Warwickshire
“Well what can I say about the past 7 years… working in care has taught me the true value of friendship. I feel incredibly lucky that I have the opportunity to build new relationships with people everyday; whether that be new colleagues or clients. Working in such a diverse industry has also helped me learn a lot about myself. Thank you to my wonderful Unique Family here’s to the next 7 years.” – Katie, Coventry
“As someone who’s only worked in care for four months I’ve found that it’s one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, it’s nice to be able to make a difference to people who need it most, I love the versatility of the job how no client is the same and everyone’s stories of the things they have done during their lives are all so unique and inspire me to make sure I live my life to the fullest so I have amazing stories like our amazing clients. Unique is one of the most rewarding companies I’ve ever worked for,the staff all help each other out and it doesn’t feel like work colleagues, it genuinely feels like a family that all have each others back which is really what makes unique for me.” – Sean, Extra Care
“My job as a care giver is a privilege and a journey. A journey through time, listening to the real memories and stories of times we only ever knew about through books! A generation of resilience and perseverance, and a respect for others. I sit for hours at a time amazed at what I hear, and I share these stories with my own family. They deserve the best, the best of everything we can offer.” – Leanne, Live-in care
“I walked through the doors a long 6.5 years ago but never did I realise it would be the most interesting and fulfilling sector I could ever go into. The clients, caregivers and colleagues I’ve met along the way have shaped me and encouraged me to be the best I can be. Without the amazing teams around us each day it wouldn’t be the success that it is. I love bringing smiles to our clients faces each and everyday and to make such a difference to them and their families is the most rewarding experience I could ever imagine. Thank you for the best 6.5 years Unique” – Jodie, Extra Care