With the festivities well and truly underway, I thought it would be timely to write another blog highlighting the extra mile us Care Workers go in order to support those in need. Whilst most will be home tucking into a lovely Christmas dinner come the 25th December, as a Care Worker I’ll be working.
As most will know from my previous blog ‘As a Carer I have found it increasingly hard to stay positive’ I have been working in adult social care for about 19 years or so. In this time, I have worked in a variety of settings, including care homes and domiciliary providers. I love what I do; it gives me so much satisfaction.
But with the continued pressures of funding and the constant barrage of negative media reports regarding the Social Care Sector, we have become increasingly reliant on the good will of Care Workers who are prepared to sacrifice their own personal life and commitments in order to support those in need; often in isolation from the community.
So, on Christmas day, just before you tuck into that turkey (or a suitable veggie option), spare a thought for all the Care Workers (and all emergency service professionals) who are either on call, working or helping those in crisis or in need. They put the needs of others first, which often goes unrecognised. So this blog is for you; for all the Care Workers, I say thank you!
I also would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to my husband and family for putting up with me all these years. They understand how passionate I am regarding my work. There’s one thing I know for certain, when I arrive home late on Christmas Day, they’ll be there at the door greeting me with a smile…