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Dec

Carol’s story, Carer

Hannah MacKechnie Read 756 times

 

I wanted to share with you the story behind how I became a valued member of the Radfield  home care team in Stafford and the inspiration behind me becoming a carer.

 carol crick, carer story

Making a Difference From An Early Age

When I first left school, I worked in a salon training to be a hairdresser. Once fully qualified, I became a mobile hairdresser for the elderly and disabled; enabling me to give something back to the community was something that I loved from an early age.

Following my time as a mobile hairdresser, I then worked for 12 years as a Day Centre Officer in a residential home for young adults with severe disabilities which I loved. This was then followed by 18 years as a Bus Driver for Arriva. Both jobs, allowed me to interact with people and have an active role in the community. Working closely with people on a daily basis is something that I love to do.

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Carol Crick, in her Arriva  days. 

I heard about Radfield Home Care through my own grown-up children, who had friends working for the company already. As soon as I spoke to them about the opportunities, I immediately applied for the position as a carer. I instantly realised that Radfield takes the quality of care they provide very seriously, with extremely high standards.

Their clients and families are treated with the utmost importance when putting together a care plan, and the training and support that Radfield has provided, has given me the confidence and skills to do my job to the best of my ability.

I am hugely passionate about history and have been a member of The National Trust for many years. I love spending my free time visiting the various properties around the country and learning about their history. This passion of mine has created a very special bond with one of our clients, Pat, who I love to spend time with chatting about Roman history and sharing my recent trips to Pompeii and Herculaneum.

 

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Carol completing her zip wire challenge.

As well as a passion for history, I am an active member of The Stafford and Stone Guide Dog Association. Along with my husband, we help to arrange fundraising events and most recently have been involved in the organisation of a zip-wire challenge in Snowdonia, Wales, which was great fun.

Working for Radfield Home Care gives me a sense of achievement. I feel that as the aging population increases, we have a duty to provide people with the opportunity to remain within the safety of their own homes amongst the people who care and love them.

I love that in some small way, I am able to make a difference and bring happiness, comfort, and peace of mind to the people I meet.

 

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Carol Crick
Carer
Radfield Home Care Stafford


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