Travelling from Transylvania

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Travelling from Transylvania

levinurse-dan blogHere at Helping Hands, we always enjoy sharing stories about our carers. Quite often, they will have had a personal experience that will have led them into care, such as looking after a family member or friend, or someone close to them will have encouraged them to follow their dreams.

What makes our carers so special is their dedication and passion for their work. Some of them even travel hundreds of miles to join us at our training centre in Warwickshire, eager to advance their skills and take the next step in their career. One carer, Levente, left behind the beautiful and historic region of Transylvania to take part in one of our training events. This is his story.

Levente is a considerate and warm-hearted person. He first had a taste of what it means to be a carer at a young age, when his grandmother became ill. Along with his parents, Levente helped to keep his grandmother comfortable and was a loving companion for her at a very difficult time. He has since gone on to gain over ten years’ experience working as a nurse, something which he takes great pride in having accomplished and which enhanced his care skills and his adaptability. Not only that, but he has been further inspired by his sister, who currently works as a doctor.

“I don’t think being a carer is necessarily easy, but it is very rewarding,” Levente says. “For me working as a carer means that I have dedicated my life and would not like to change it for anything. Being a carer means a lot of respect, empathy, patience and self-control. If you are a good carer, you can be proud of yourself because you do a genuine, useful and rewarding job. It is not easy to work with people and sometimes it can be challenging, but I think it can be also very eventful and make you feel very grateful.”

Having worked for so long within the health care sector, Levente came across Helping Hands and read a lot about our values and commitment to our customers. As a person who has an incredibly strong connection with his own family, Levente was particularly impressed by how Helping Hands has been family-owned for over 28 years, and he decided to come along to our training week where he continued to be impressed and delighted with what he learnt.

“I had a great 5 days training and Helping Hands gave me and the rest of the recruits a lot of support,” Levente explains. “I think these are the things that make you as a carer feel valued and we know how important we are as representative of Helping Hands.”

Outside of care, Levente loves to be around his family and also enjoys keeping active by playing football and ice hockey. He also goes on walking tours on a regular basis, taking great pleasure in how beautiful nature can be. Whilst in school, Levente learned a lot about the UK from his English teacher, and he was excited to have the chance to develop his career over here. Being able to face challenges successfully and with confidence makes Levente feel very proud and he is keen for the new carers joining Helping Hands to share this confidence.

“My advice for any prospective carers is simple,” says Levente. “Believe in yourself, have a strong self-control and don’t be afraid to face new challenges!”

Having enthusiastic and passionate carers such as Levente share their stories with us is part of what makes our work so rewarding. Quite often, a carer will form a close connection with the person they are supporting, even going as far as becoming friends. Our live-in carers work cover areas all across England and Wales, so if you or a loved one needs some extra assistance, they could be closer than you think.

Contact us today to find out more information about our Live-in care services.

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