Chris's story, Carer

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At the age of 52, It was time to make a difference

I had worked in retail for more than 30 years, before I decided it was time for a change. When I started to look at care roles, I knew at the age of 52 that it was now or never to make such a change in my career. The care sector has always been something I had been interested in as I have always enjoyed working with people and always like to make a difference to people’s lives.


Why Radfield Home Care?

When looking at going into care, I came across Radfield Home Care and liked that they are a family run company, and have strong core family values in place. From the first point of contact with Radfield, I was always made to feel valued and I am really happy in my role as a domiciliary carer.


Do you have any special moments you would like to share?

I regularly attend companionship calls with one of our clients and we have formed a great bond over the last few months. We spend time looking at all of her photos from when her children were growing up, we talk about how the house has changed over the years, and she enjoys telling me all about her wedding and her time with her husband before they had their children. This is such an enjoyable time for her, and I feel sharing these special moments brings great joy to our clients and makes them feel very happy.

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Special times - Chris with her dad, Chris during her evening care calls, and Chris Orriss - Chester Branch Carer.


My journey with Radfield Home Care so far

I love meeting new people and making a difference in their lives on a daily basis. I have made some good friends at Radfield and I now look forward to going to work which I feel is so important; if I’m smiling and happy this makes our clients happy.

The company is very supportive in all aspects of my work and they are very flexible.

The training that we undertake before starting care is brilliant. Kev the trainer is outstanding and he really boosted my confidence when I was feeling nervous.

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Chris Orriss
Radfield Home Care Chester

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