My favourite job is working with adults with learning disabilities. Before I started at Regard, I covered a few temporary shifts there, and really liked the way Coneyhurst Lodge is run – this inspired me to work for them.
On a typical day - I am assigned one or two people, and assist them throughout their day with the relevant activities that they choose. I work either 7 or 14-hour shifts.
The activities I support people with might include swimming, arts and crafts, cinema trips, outdoor walks, football, mini golf, personal shopping and café lunches. It’s important to help people get out into the community for at least a few hours each day.
Each person has their own daily routine that I support them with eg. bathing, washing and personal hygiene. I really enjoying cooking, and sometimes the people we support help me!
What I like most about my work is that it is ‘person-centred’ and all about one-to-one support. If they have a good day – I have a good day!
Written by Pascal, Support Worker, Coneyhurst Lodge
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