Meet our team: Ganiyu tells us why he loves to care

For many people working in care is not their first career option, some people have had many different jobs before finding care as their true vocation in life. We asked Ganiyu what motivated his career change to start working in care.

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

Every day is different, some days are very calm and others really busy. Every day we do our best to meet people’s needs in the best way that we can.

Why were you interested in becoming a Carer?

I started studying Mechanical Engineering and later switched to Animal Science, so I’ve come from a very different background. My wife is a nurse and whilst she worked, I looked after my kids, it opened up my eyes to what caring is. I also cared for my grandparents which is how I started to have some experience of caring for older people.

Have you worked in similar roles previously?

I have worked in care for ten years now. I started as a Care Assistant and worked my way up and I’m keen to progress. I’ve recently moved from London to Spalding and have been promoted to Deputy Manager here at Fenchurch House.

What makes you good at your job?

If you have a passion for care, then you will enjoy it. You need to be a good listener and support the residents in any way that you can to meet their needs. You need to show people respect and dignity at all times.

What’s the best thing about being a Carer?

Seeing the resident’s needs being met. I’m focussing on skin integrity which I am passionate about. I am also Health and Safety champion, so I check all beds, fire doors and other aspects of the home carefully every day.

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

There are lots of things to think about now. You have to protect yourself and your residents and maintain high standards of cleanliness and infection control to reduce cross-contamination.

Thank you, Ganiyu, 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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