Congratulations on your new job Laura
Laura, 24, joined the Community Family Support Programme in October 2015 and was anxious to get back into employment as she felt she was happy for her two young children to be cared for by family enabling her to commit to a new job. Laura applied for a domiciliary care worker job in November and started work following her training. She enjoyed the work but she was allocated a lot of last minute shifts covering sickness and absence, working late at night which meant she had problems getting childcare at short notice. As Laura enjoyed the work she decided to start applying for work in a care home close to home which would be able to offer her more stable hours. She applied for a post as a care assistant and will be starting her new employment next week.
Laura completed some High Speed Training courses through the Community Family Support Programme, including Dementia Awareness, Moving and Handling of People in Residential Care and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. In Laura’s interview the majority of her questions were on Dementia so she was thrilled that she was able to answer all with confidence due to the knowledge she gleaned from her High Speed Training course! She stated “if I hadn’t done the Dementia Awareness course I would have floundered in my interview as I have not experienced Dementia on a personal level nor had I any knowledge of the daily caring involved with this illness”.
We wish Laura every success in her new role.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Community Family Support Programme and the support we can offer you please give us a call on 028 7963 1032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.