Thinking about a career in care?
By Sarah Wood
If you've ever considered a career in care, but aren't sure what to expect, Proud to Care Gloucestershire has a series of real life stories from across the sector to watch.
The Proud to Care website features women and men of different ages and backgrounds who work in the care sector.
One of the real life stories featured is Bethan, a care and support worker with Caremark.
Bethan had worked in retail since she was 15 and wanted to try something new. She said she thought working in care might be an 'OK for now' sort of job, but she was very pleasantly surprised.
She said: "As soon as I did my first day, I loved it. I don't think I could do anything else now. It doesn't feel like work.
"There are days when things are stressful, but I would never get home and think I don't want to do that tomorrow.
"The best thing about the job is the clients. They're all completely different. I love them. Every single day is different. You never really know what you're going to get when you open the door. But it's always good fun, we always have a laugh.
"It genuinely feels like I go out in the car to stop at a friend's house, have a quick chat, stop at another friend's house, have another quick chat."
Bethan appreciates the training and progression in the job and is looking forward to doing her NVQ Level 2.
She concluded: "Absolutely it is the best job. I love meeting my clients, helping them to stay at home, supporting them with anything they need and that's what makes me proud to care."
Watch the real life stories and find out more about a career in care on the Proud to Care Gloucestershire website.
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