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My Carer Journey

As part of our Happy Care Days series, Victoria Allberry, one of our carers in Bradford-on-Avon shares her care journey with us. 

My Care Worker JourneyBy Victoria Allberry

I started working in the care industry when I was 18 years old. I had the opportunity to do my NVQ Level 2, which I completed. I then moved on to Abicare which gave me more of an opportunity to progress. First of all I became a Key Worker, which involved carrying out risk assessments, care plans, and supervisions on colleagues. I then got offered a role as a Community Team Supervisor.

I am in the middle of completing my NVQ Level 3, which also has given me the option to retake my functional skills in Maths and English.

I have also completed extra training certificates in dementia, learning disabilities and mental wellbeing.

I just want to make anyone aware if they want to work for Abicare that Community Care is a great opportunity to achieve your dreams. This could be to progress in the Company, or to start with Abicare to get experience for training to be a nurse for example.

Whatever jobs you have done in the past, if you are new to care you will receive excellent training, a lot of help and a friendly welcome from the team.

There is a lot of bad feedback and talk about being a carer is all doom and gloom; how wrong could anyone be! It’s the complete opposite – no two days are ever the same, something is always happening. One day you could be taking a client out for a cup of coffee, the next you could be going swimming with a client, there is never a dull moment in care.

It is a rewarding job to be in!