I had been working in hospitality, but when Coronavirus appeared I was furloughed. When I went back it just wasn’t the same so I decided to change my career.

I chose social care as I loved the sound of supporting people to be independent in their own homes. I chose New Dawn from a leaflet through my door; and I liked what I saw.

To be honest, I wish I’d moved earlier. Every day is different and I now feel I’m part of a team.

The early mornings and bad weather are all forgotten when I get to clients and see the smile on their face…and know I’m making a difference to their lives.

Doing my Care Certificate really boosted my confidence and I hope to soon start my level 2 in health and social care.

There are many benefits to my job, especially the financial security and having a secure job in very uncertain times. Although the job can be physically and emotionally tiring, it is so rewarding. I love my job.