If you thought that working in social care is for young people, then perhaps Russell Little will give you food for thought. Russell has just celebrated 5 years of service with Supreme Home Care.
After a full career managing projects in the NHS and working part time in the Royal Army Medical Corp Russell thought he would put all of his experience to good use providing day to day care in the Newport area. He joined the Company in 2014 and has become one of the mainstays in the Newport Care Team.
Amy Hutchings, Supreme Home Care’s Registered Manager said, ‘Russell is a gem of a carer, his clients just love his gentle approach and his wicked sense of humour. He is incredibly reliable; he’s not had a day of sickness in 5 years, he is a very valued part of our team of Carers and it is a lovely to be able to recognise his commitment as he reaches this milestone working with us.’
Russell said, ‘I never thought that after early retirement I would follow a career path that would allow me to help frail and elderly giving them support in their own homes. It was suggested at the time that I could play golf and spend more time abroad and I am glad that I did not take that advice.
Being a bit older than most of the other carers and with my children long having flown the nest I do not have the same pressure on my work regime and I can give it the attention it deserves.
I would recommend anyone male or female, with time on their hands and who are physically fit to give caring a go. It is a rewarding and fulfilling job as opposed to the option of sitting at home watching the time go by, Oh and you get paid as well.
It is nice to be recognised for the work that you do by clients and Supreme Homecare.’