Alison, Spain

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21 August 2013

Alison, Spain

Having turned 50 this year and not having taken my place at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham to train to be a nurse I still had that burning desire that I wanted to care. Ever since my 20’s I have lived in Spain and worked as a Primary School teacher, a job I have been successful at but never felt like a true vocation. When a friend mentioned to me about becoming a Live-in carer I felt instantly intrigued. I searched the Internet to learn more and made my application to Helping Hands, who called me within 1 hour of applying on online. The training has been excellent, I loved the opportunity to meet with other carers and to share a week with them in Alcester in a live in situation whilst we received our training. I have been in my first placement now for one month and finding it more and more satisfying every day, I am thoroughly enjoying making a contribution to my customer’s quality of life even if in small ways and feel happily integrated with the whole family and even the local community! My local care Manager understands me really well, I have had support and praise and get a lot of confidence from this relationship.

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