Looking for a rewarding career? Make a difference as a care worker

Kind and compassionate people are being encouraged to discover the opportunities that are available in adult social care and help residents across North Lincolnshire live happy, healthy lives.

Working in care not only offers job security and flexible working hours, it also gives the care worker an immense sense of satisfaction, in the knowledge they are making a difference.

There has never been a better time to get started, with the Government set to invest more than £500m in the training and career development of care workers – part of the biggest reform of adult social care in a generation.

As well as this, homecare workers in North Lincolnshire can benefit from free childcare through to 31 March 2022.

To find out more, visit the Proud to Care website, which has details of all the latest opportunities, advice and guidance for every stage of the job seeking process and the stories behind the area’s inspirational care staff.

This week, one of these inspiring care workers, Helen Young, Registered Manager / Proprietor of Scunthorpe-based Keb House, gives an insight into the important role of a care worker in the close-knit community of a care home.

Could you tell us a bit more about Keb House?

Keb House is a family-managed company where our residents are treated as an extension of our family. We take great pride in ensuring that all our residents are treated with dignity and respect. Our 16-room home was established in 1985 and I became the present Manager/Proprietor of the home in 1987. We have been caring for elderly people in North Lincolnshire for 36 years.

Here at Keb House we extend a warm welcome to over 65s who are no longer able to live at home independently. All our rooms are decorated and furnished to the resident’s preference, so they can truly experience home away from home. We value personalisation and individual choices and respect the individual care plans that residents and their families complete to direct their care.

What makes you Proud to Care?

We have shared a lot of joy and laughter with our residents over the course of my time at this lovely home. I have fond memories of the home’s entertainment and how much this is enjoyed. Over the years we’ve welcomed some fantastic singers and dancers, it is incredibly satisfying seeing our residents’ happy faces when we have put on events like this.

Birthdays are particularly special at Keb House. We ensure all residents have a special birthday party, complete with cake (of course!) Each birthday has been as unique as the person celebrating, we try our best to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their special day. The resident’s wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do, and we make sure the staff caring for them are well trained and have a passion for caring.

What advice would you give to people thinking about a career in care?

Working in care is and always has been my passion, this passion drove me to build Keb House and to carry on doing what I love. People think working in care is about washing and dressing people, but it is so much more than that. It’s about making memories for the residents and their families.

I would encourage anyone to try a career in care because it is so rewarding and when you see fulfilled residents smiling and laughing it touches your heart and you know you have done a good job.

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