In 1999, Karen began working in a residential home. She transferred to home care to fit around the needs of her young family and her hard work has seen her work her way up to becoming a registered manager. This is her story…
Hello… My name is Karen, and I have been working in home care for 21 years now.
I started my career in social care at the age of 17 working part time whilst studying. It was never my intention to work within the care sector however a few months in to the role I ended my studying to become a full time care assistant in a nursing home. Two years later at just 19, I became a senior care worker in the company’s sister home which provided residential care.
At 24 I started my first job in domiciliary care, as a new mum the hours suited family life as I could be a little more flexible. From there I’ve continued progressing in my career until I became a Registered Manager for the first time just before I turned 30.
I love my job, no two days are the same and I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most incredible people and enjoy working with an amazing team.
Twenty-one years ago working in care was not my future, now I cannot imagine a future without working in care.