7th March 2019

There are currently more than 100,000 vacancies across the UK in the health care sector, a figure which may rise after Brexit.

As a result of this a national campaign ‘Every Day is Different’ has been launched on social media and other platforms to encourage people to take up jobs as care workers, therapists and activity co-ordinators.

Guild Care is a local charity that employs over 650 staff, the majority of whom are caring roles, working in either one of its three care homes or five day centres supporting older people, people living with dementia and children and adults with learning disabilities. There are a wide range of opportunities available at Guild Care.

Eileen Garbutt, is the Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Haviland House dementia care home. She previously worked as a professional temp in London for many years. She said anyone considering going into care should do it “in a heart-beat”. I’d say DO IT! It doesn’t matter if you’ve no great experience in adult social care because if you can show sympathy and have empathy then you qualify and if you are caring and careful, again you qualify.

“I personally have never felt such a personal sense of belonging and a sense of trust and love as I have since I started to work in adult social care and I truly know that I couldn’t go back to the blue chippers and white collars of the commercial world. Adult social care ticks all the boxes I didn’t even realise I needed ticking and as much as I’m deliriously happy to be where I am within Guild Care.”

Neil worked in IT for 28 years before moving into the care sector. He is a Butterfly Support Worker also at Haviland House. He said: “The best part of the job is definitely the interaction with our residents, which we call family members and knowing my contribution has made a real difference.  That can be anything from singing along with one of them or sharing a cup of tea. It’s hugely satisfying to have moments like these and I feel privileged to spend time in the company of an extraordinary generation. It’s hard not to become emotionally invested in their world and to develop close bonds with them and their families.”

If you would like to find out more about working in the care sector at Guild Care please call the Recruitment Team on 01903 863154 or email [email protected].

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