Celebrating care workers in Surrey
Published: 30 August 2019
Helping residents to stay independent, safe and well
In Surrey there are around 22,500 care workers supporting more than 30,000 residents. Their commitment and support helps keep people safe and well, enabling them to live their lives as independently as possible. To mark Professional Care Workers Day on 4 September, Surrey County Council is recognising the care, dedication and support that Surrey care workers offer families every day. We asked some care homes and other care providers to tell us about care workers who really go the extra mile and these are just a few of the people they highlighted.
*Janet is in her first job as a care worker. She had been looking for a new job when her neighbour suggested she joined the care industry. She enjoys caring for people and always wanted to do something that makes a difference to people's lives. Now all her customers compliment her and look forward to her returning when she is away. She works hard to support people to stay in their own homes, making sure they're safe and well-looked after.
*Andrew was a head chef for many years before he became a care worker. He started the job last year and has really taken to his new role. He helps in all departments in the care home and residents often ask for him. People say he is patient, energetic and always has a smile on his face.
*Vicki was new to care work when she started at an assisted living home last winter. She has embraced her new career, with residents and colleagues say she is organised, trustworthy and keen to learn and progress. She is also a qualified reflexologist and volunteers on days off to offer residents complementary therapies so there's always a queue to see her.
If you feel inspired to start a career in care, there are lots of opportunities in Surrey. Visit the Adult Social Care careers webpage to find out more.
*Names have been changed to protect people's identities.
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