A day in the life of… Mariana

A day in the life of… Mariana

Why did you choose to work in social care? I did not choose social care work, it chose me. Close family members have long careers in care, so I was exposed to care for people and enjoy the rewarding stories and smiles from that experience. Being able to help someone...
A day in the life of… Ruth

A day in the life of… Ruth

Why did you choose to work in social care? I was working as an Administrator for a company and didn’t like the work. My mother had received care four times a day for a number of years and so I became interested in care. I was a voluntary Community First...
A day in the life of… Mary

A day in the life of… Mary

Why did you choose to work in social care? Following a move from North to south in 1989 I felt ready for new pastures I started to work in a hospital environment as a care assistant then went on to college here in Oxford in social work/care management. What was your...
A day in the life of … Emily

A day in the life of … Emily

Why did you choose to work in social care? I always knew that I wanted to work in Social care because I enjoy talking to elderly people and want to make them feel safe and well looked after. The most useful thing to me was my work experience which was at a care centre...
A day in the life of … Alice

A day in the life of … Alice

Why did you choose to work in social care? I have always been keen to help people, even from a young ago so starting a career in health & social care at 18 seemed like the right choice for me. Have you always worked in adult social care? Before starting my career,...
A day in the life of … Jane

A day in the life of … Jane

Why did you choose to work in social care? I lived with my grandparents growing up and really wanted to look after the elderly. My grandparents played a huge role in my upbringing and I wanted to somehow pay that back to them. I felt it would be rewarding and have...
A day in the life of … Fiona

A day in the life of … Fiona

Why did you choose to work in social care? I have always had a passion for working with people, and I love having the time to listen to people, and organise activities. Have you always worked in adult social care? Before starting at Old Prebendal House I worked for...
A day in the life of… Vicky

A day in the life of… Vicky

What made you decide to work in adult social care? I wanted to be able to help and care for others. What is your role? When I first started working in social care I was a domestic assistant. Thanks to some on the job training, I have progressed to the role of kitchen...
A day in the life of… Nikki

A day in the life of… Nikki

Why did you choose to work in social care? I wanted to work in adult social care because I love people, and the social interaction attracted me to the role. Have you always worked in adult social care? No, I used to work in the motor trade, and I have also previously...