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Julie Webber – My journey in care

I have been a Home Care Assistant with Bluebird Care for 5 months now and love it.   It makes me feel good knowing I am able to support people who are not able to do it for themselves.  It is a really rewarding role and I also enjoy the travelling from house to house as I maintain my independence too.

I worked for a cleaning company before I decided to set up my own company, which I ran successfully for 3 years.  Whilst cleaning, I went into people’s homes who were elderly and some had dementia.  A carer in one of my customer’s homes said I should become a carer as I had the right personality and would be amazing at it.  Initially I was daunted at the thought of providing any form of personal care to customers, but after speaking to Bluebird Care staff, I was reassured and felt more excited about the prospect of becoming a carer.

I had not got a CV and worried about getting it together but thankfully I had help from my family.  I was keen to get back into work following a routine operation and was ready to apply for a Care Assistant role.  I was excited but still a little apprehensive about starting training in a new career.

I thoroughly enjoyed the training, both face to face and the e-learning.  It was hands on, practical and I felt fully supported throughout.  After my shadow shifts, I felt confident to deliver the care myself and started my runs.  Throughout the initials 12 weeks, I was supported by the office team, other colleagues and supervisors both in the office and out delivering care.  This support is still ongoing.

Five months in and I LOVE IT – I love the relationships I have formed with the customers; I enjoy caring for people and supporting them.

I have no regrets in taking the leap into becoming a Home Care Assistant and am looking forward to the future to see what opportunities may come my way!

Posted on 31 May 2019