“I have been with Creative Support for 10 years. I love the job. I love the people I work with. I love the service users. Creative Support’s ethos and values are really good. Everything they do is person-centred – our service users come first and I really like that. It is incredibly busy, really fast-paced, I think that’s part of the reason I enjoy it so much and no two days are ever the same.
Training is another area where Creative Support are really good. I started as a support worker and Creative Support have trained me throughout my career; first Level 3 then Level 5 and now I am starting a Chartered Manager’s degree through the company which I’m very excited and nervous about.”
“I’ve worked for Creative Support for nine years. I get a lot of training and the managers are supportive but it’s the people I work with and the service users who make it special. We’ve got such a nice team and the support is so person-centred, that’s what I really like. The ladies we support have so much choice. They do music and dance classes, Zumba classes, gym, spa days, pamper nights and go on holiday. Our service users are genuinely part of the community, they go to Zumba and people know them, they go to the supermarket and the staff there say ‘hello’ and know their names. I’m really proud of that.”
Senior Support Worker
“It’s amazing here, absolutely lovely. The service users are a pleasure to work with and they get along with each other brilliantly. We do loads with them. They absolutely love being out and about. We’re going on holiday with them to the Lake District.
“You’ve got to pinch yourself sometimes, you can’t believe this is your job. You never go home worrying about work or have the ‘Monday morning blues.’”