Care Support Worker

A day in the life of a Care Support Worker at Prime Care

Jon Hindley, 43 works for Prime Care.  Jon changed career almost three years ago when he was made redundant from his IT role and moved in to care work.

“I knew that I wanted to do something different that involved giving something back to people, and more rewarding. I spoke to the Job Centre about homecare work and they said that they could put me on a 6-week course. I did a three day trial with Prime Care to see if I liked the job and since then I’ve never looked back.

“The interaction with all the different people is great and that you can help them in their own home and give them the chance to stay independent in their own home a bit longer.

“I like the fact we’re helping people and we get that sense of doing something that’s actually worthwhile and you feel good when you go home at the end of the day, especially when you are sometimes the only person the client sees all day.

“We tend to visit the same clients each time and so you build up a long-term relationship with people. So when you see the condition they’re in now compared to say three years ago or when they pass that’s difficult to deal with sometimes. I “have to think to myself that at least I know that person has had a better life for the last three years because I’ve been going to see them.”