Have a life-changing impact as a care worker – Pam’s story

People, Health and Care
09:43, Thursday, 1st April 2021

Caring, compassionate and committed people are being encouraged to visit the new Proud to Care North Lincolnshire website and discover the rewarding roles available in adult social care this spring.

Becoming a care worker, you’ll discover a varied role where no two days are the same. A job in the care sector offers job security in uncertain times, while presenting exciting career development opportunities to look forward to.

For service users, the impact a care worker has can be life-changing. From providing company to help prevent isolation to allowing users to remain independent, they make a crucial contribution across our communities.

A Scunthorpe woman has spoken of her gratitude to the local care workers that have gone the extra mile to transform her life.

Nine years ago, Pam, 61, suffered an accident that was to have life changing consequences. Damage to her spine left her wheelchair bound. Determined to reclaim her independence, she underwent a course of physiotherapy and accepted the services of a care provider.

Pam explained:

“I can do a lot of things for myself, although they do take me longer, but without the incredible support from care workers, I would be bed bound or hugely reliant on my family. The support they give me enables me to maintain my independence and dignity.

“When you receive care from someone, you must have a lot of trust and respect, and that works both ways.

“Each care worker has their own individual personality and I really value the relationships I have built up with them over the years. They have supported me through difficult times by showing compassion, reassuring me and making me feel valued by knowing what is important to me, they are priceless.”

Care workers have been singled out and thanked for going above and beyond for their service users during the pandemic, and alongside NHS workers, have received national praise. For Pam they are priceless:

“Words can’t express the gratitude I have for them. They are there for me when I need them and have always gone the extra mile. The freedom I have is down to them”.

Pam’s son added:

“It’s a real pleasure to hear mum talking about the brilliant care workers she has had the joy of meeting since her accident. She really values their company and loves chatting to them about their own lives and what is going on in the world.

If you think you can make a difference to someone’s life, like Pam’s care workers have, then please visit the Proud to Care website.

Whether you are looking to kick-start a career in care by securing your first job or moving into a management position, you’ll discover more than 15 exciting opportunities to suit all candidates on the website.

Would you like to thank a care worker that has helped you or a loved one? Email your story to: proudtocare@northlincs.gov.uk. The team look forward to hearing from you.