Meet our care team: Alison tells us why she loves to care

Starting a new job is always a little daunting but with a great family atmosphere and good team spirit Alison tells us about her first week at Fenchurch House Care Home in Spalding.

What does a normal day for a Carer at Country Court look like?

So far each day has been very busy, with lots to learn and lots of new faces to get to know.

Why were you interested in becoming a Carer?

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.

Have you worked in similar roles previously?

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.

What makes you good at your job?

You need to have a good sense of humour and lots of patience. It’s important not to take things to heart sometimes too.

What’s the best thing about being a Carer?

It’s the satisfaction that you get from helping people.

What challenges have you faced and what’s changed since Covid-19?

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.

Thank you, Alison, it’s great to hear how much you love being a carer and good luck with your career at Country Court. To find out more about life at Fenchurch House Care Home click here. If you are interested in working in a care home, click here to find out more.

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