Story by Deborah (Support Worker )

I worked at my previous job for 23 years with the elderly with Suffolk County Council. Unfortunately I was made redundant when the home closed.

They were opening a new home and I was offered a job and NVQ level 3 training but I turned it down as I decided I wanted a new challenge.

I applied for a Support Worker position at Haverhill and was successful.

I like the variety of Tenants and characters and enjoy seeing them happy, which gives me a sense of fulfilment and job satisfaction.

I enjoy supporting them with their daily needs and going that little bit further to help them to achieve their wishes.

I enjoy taking Tenants on holidays, shopping, walking, clubs and various activities.

I took a Tenant on holiday in July and he really loved the music and dancing in the club room at Pontin’s and it was nice to see a smile on his face as he loves music and dancing. It was a worthwhile experience and a lot of memories which were recorded in the form of photos, which he can look back on and reflect.

A working day is never the same, every day is different.