So far each day has been very busy, with lots to learn and lots of new faces to get to know.
I’ve moved from Essex to Lincolnshire, and I’ve worked in care for a while. I worked in retail previously, but I enjoy this much more.
I worked for a homecare agency, also at Boston Hospital as a Healthcare Assistant. I wanted to work in a care home because you get more time to spend with people and get to know the resident individually. In the hospital and even with homecare you get much less time with each person, so I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone really well.
You need to have a good sense of humour and lots of patience. It’s important not to take things to heart sometimes too.
It’s the satisfaction that you get from helping people.
I think the residents want to see people’s faces, it’s difficult for them with us all wearing masks. You want to hug people sometimes too so that’s difficult, it makes you feel less human.