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Home Instead Swansea always look forward to meeting new people who are interested in helping others by becoming a CAREGiver, and they are always on the lookout for a diverse crowd that they can chat to, and know their clients will feel comfortable with. Home Instead are always amazed by the dedication and enthusiasm that their CAREGivers show in their work each day, and love seeing the bonds of friendship that form between each CAREGiver and their clients. That is what being a care worker is really about; giving your time to help someone live their life as independently as possible; doing the little things for them and simply being there for support like any friend would be.
This is the reason Home Instead believe that you do not need a lot of qualifications or years of experience to become an excellent CAREGiver; being kind, caring, and compassionate isn’t something that can be learned, but something that comes naturally to almost everyone. Home Instead train all of their CAREGivers and give them the chance to achieve an accredited social care qualification, but they know that nothing can beat having a naturally caring personality, and that’s all they expect from any applicants.
One such CAREGiver that certainly exhibits this caring personality is Ken Bradley. Over the last few months, Ken has formed a fast friendship with his client, Mr Dai Hughes.
Dai joined Home Instead 4 months ago, and they instantly knew that Ken would be the ideal match for him. Since then, Ken has become an important part of Dai’s life, and helps him to get out and about and live his life to the full. Dai has a keen interest in motorbikes, and him and Ken can frequently be seen in the Swansea Harley Davidson showroom together ooh-ing and aah-ing over the latest models. The staff in the showroom even start up the bikes so Dai and Ken can get a real feel for that true Harley sound.
Like most people, Dai and Ken can also be sometimes found in the pub having a chat and putting the world to rights over a pint or two. Like true friends, Dai and Ken also enjoy cracking a few jokes at each other and chatting about their lives and experiences. Dai and Ken have struck up such a great friendship in a short period of time, and anyone with a good friend will know how invaluable their presence and support can be.
Ken himself is one of Home Instead's top CAREGivers. He is incredibly calm and caring, and his great sense of humour means he is great at putting people at ease in his company and can get along with anyone. Ken was a mental health nurse in the past, and after experiencing a change in career, decided he wanted to return to care, where his personal interest lies. Ken is also a volunteer on the management committee for Cruse Bereavement Care Services, and even plays the guitar in his spare time. Ken’s warm personality and unique experiences have meant that there has not been a single client he hasn’t bonded with over 3 years, and has been able to make a difference to the lives of all his clients.
Home Instead know that having top CAREGivers like Ken helps them to maintain excellent quality of care across the Swansea area, and it means they can help a lot of people in so many different ways; which is why Home Instead make sure to look after their CAREGivers with great benefits such as flexible working, unique training opportunities, travel allowance, referral schemes and awards schemes.