If you thought that working in social care is for young people, then perhaps I will give you food for thought. I have 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 I thought I would put all of my experience to good use providing day to day care to those who need it.
I joined the Supreme Homecare in 2014 and have become one of the mainstays in the Newport Care Team.
Amy Hutchings, our 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.’
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.