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Simon’s story, carer

25 November 2019

Local News

Written byJackie Gillen

Simon’s story, carer

Stepping out of one uniform and into another

We would like to introduce you to Simon Moore, a dedicated Radfield Home Care Wakefield & Dewsbury carer.

Simon’s career began in 2007, at the age of 17, when he joined the British Army as a vehicle mechanic with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. After twelve years in the Army, Simon decided it was time for a career change.

What has inspired you to enter the home care sector?

I looked after my grandad who was very ill for a while, so really began to appreciate the importance of caring for someone close in the comfort of their own homely surroundings and the many benefits this brings. I’ve also always enjoyed talking to people and looking after people. When a friend recommended to me that I should look at becoming a home care worker, I researched the role and decided it would be a career that I would enjoy.

Why Radfield Home Care?

I wanted to be part of the Radfield care team because I had heard great things about them, read some great reviews, and because they are a family-owned business they have excellent family values.

What are your career aspirations?

I have been with Radfield for almost a year now, and am really keen to progress my career within the business and do my NVQ in Health and Social Care.

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

One particular client I used to visit was a soldier in the British Army during the war. I really enjoyed talking to him and listening to his stories. I could relate to him because of my time in the army. His wife also explained that he had really come out of his shell since I started to visit him, and seemed to be much happier that he had somebody to talk to, which was great feedback to receive, and makes the role thoroughly rewarding!


Jackie Gillen

Jackie Gillen


Jackie is committed to ensuring the quality of services provided remains outstanding and enjoys guiding the strategic direction of the business.

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