Social care staff
"In my twelve years experience in care in different settings this is the best organisation that I have [worked for]. With the support and training that they provided it boosted my confidence and morale as a worker." - Romney Alpas
"I love my job because we get to meet nice people and get to support them to enable them to be able to stay in their own homes. I always feel that the team are friendly and get on well.
When I started around 16 years ago I was not sure I would be given the opportunity to work in the team because of my learning disabilities. I have to say the skills I've learnt and the opportunities and training I've received have been great.
Also the support from my managers and team leaders and colleagues have been above and beyond, allowing me to achieve the skills I have now to support others. A big thank you to Shropshire Council for all the training over the years. I have certificates that I never thought I could achieve!" - Neville Corbett
"I love my job because I like to make a difference; just little things like giving a service user the confidence to do a task that they haven't been able to do for a while, with aids or just spoken prompts, building their moral up so that they feel able to do things independently." - Adele Simmons
"Because the job is rewarding, because we try and enable service users to achieve , reaching their goals and enabling them to have a good quality of life when they have been ill. It is also person centred, about what they want, allowing them to take risks, within reason, and allowing them to be independent and still have control of their life. To support and see the service user achieve this makes you feel you have enriched their lives, especially when they say thank you, and it enriches mine too." - Karen Hill
Listen to Jean’s story of her experiences with START (Short Term Reablement Team) after leaving hospital...