Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Residential Childcare Worker
Making a difference to children’s development is Peter’s priority. He’s passionate about bringing joy to the lives of disadvantaged children. Peter, originally from Hungary, trained as a primary school teacher before moving on to working with children in social care.
Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.
Jennifer works for HomeInstead Senior Care in Cardiff where no two days are the same. Her role ranges from client to client, from helping them up in the mornings, preparing their meals and administering medication.
Helping people build their confidence and achieve any goals they have in IT and computing is what Gareth’s role is all about. Gareth previously worked in Engineering and is now a Computer Instructor at Swansea Vale Resource Centre which provides support for physically disabled adults.
Daytime Service Support Worker
Dan works predominantly with people with complex support requirements and/or behaviour which may challenge. He is sport and fitness crazy so is paired with people who have similar interests.
What Mair wants most out of her job is to ensure the people she works with can live life as best they can. Mair began her care journey as a support worker and has completed two qualifications while working. She now manages staff at a care home for disabled adults, making sure her tenants have the right care and support.
Head of Service
Abbi-Lee has worked at M&D Care for the last seven years. She started as a support worker and then undertook a fast-track trainee manager scheme, gaining her qualifications while on the job. She is now responsible for overseeing the management of the residential homes in South West Wales.
Youth Support Worker
Alaw decided she wanted to work with young people after volunteering with the Young Farmers Association and a summer working in Camp America. Having also worked as a family support worker for Barnado’s, she now works as a Youth Support Worker at Gwynedd Youth Service, working with young adults.
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