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Nov

Max's Story, Carer

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From Teacher to Carer, and never looked back

 

We would like to introduce you to Max, a wonderful carer with Radfield Home Care Liverpool North. Max joined the Radfield care team in May 2019 and has not looked back! Before training to become a domiciliary care worker, Max was a primary school teacher for over 18 years, working with children aged 4 - 11 years. We asked Max to share her care journey with Radfield Home care.

What has inspired you to want to work in the care sector?

 


I enjoy working with people, but wanted a change of career and direction. I particularly liked the idea of supporting people to be as independent as possible, whilst being ready and willing to step in as the client requires. I like the fact that each day and each clients’ needs are different; this always keeps the job interesting. At some time in our lives, we all need support in one way or another and working in this sector makes me feel like 'I'm paying it forward'!


 

Why Radfield Home Care?

 


What stands out for me working for Radfield Home Care, is its small, family feel and feeling part of a team of carers who genuinely care about the standard of support they provide. In particular, you feel that the business is run in a way that puts the client first, but also supports and cares for their employees.


 

How did you get to hear about the job opportunity?

 


I first heard about the job opportunity through friends and family who knew the owners. What struck me when I went to meet the owner, Dave Bellis, was his genuine passion to provide an excellent service, whilst caring for his employees. I thought to myself, 'This is a boss I could work for'.


 

What are your career aspirations?

 


At the moment, I am thoroughly enjoying visiting our clients and supporting their varied and different needs. Each day, I learn something new about caring for people and feel this is building my breadth of understanding of the care sector. I'm sure at some point in the future I may wish to progress with my career, and Radfield have a policy of supporting staff who wish to do this.


 

Any special moments with clients you would like to share?

 


One of our clients reached their 90th birthday, and it was wonderful to see the delight on her face at all the amazing cards and presents she had received from friends and family. It meant so much to her.


 

What do you love most about your job and working for Radfield Home Care?

 


I love the fact that each day is different, and that you learn so much about life when you interact with clients. For some of our clients that live alone, the carers’ calls are their only opportunity to chat and have some human contact. I believe this is just as important for the client’s well being as their personal care or household tasks and Radfield Home Care North promotes the importance of mental health and understands the link between that and physical well being.


 

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