The internet is full of online quizzes that are a quick way to waste five minutes. You might find out which character in Friends you are, or learn some boring trivia, but what about instead of fake internet points, an online quiz could point you towards a gratifying career in social care?
Sound good? The Every Day Is Different website is provided by The Department of Health & Social Care to increase the profile of working as a Personal Assistant. You can explore a variety of social care job roles, tailor your skills towards care and find out what it's like to support individuals daily.
The Work In Social Care page also provides some fascinating stories through a link to the 'Work In Social Care' Facebook page of real life Personal Assistants. A wide range of people provide their testimonials including Darren who is a current Adult Social Care worker.
"Having not worked in care before, I was amazed at how rewarding the work can be. As some service users have no family, to them, I might be all the family they have. I love what I do, and I have fun at work." - From Darren’s Story
You'll also find a wealth of information on improving your skills as a care worker and the ability to find a job in this fantastic sector. For the last 25 years, we have not only been insuring mobility equipment but also individuals receiving personal health budgets or direct payments. We currently run workshops throughout the country for employers and carers to attend for support with their independent living needs.
We would really love to hear your stories from working in social care, get in touch with us. Make sure you Take the quiz and find out if you have what it takes to make a difference to the lives of individuals that need it most.
Mark Bates Ltd