People become a live-in carer for a broad range of reasons. Whether it started with supporting someone in their own family or they simply have always had a passion to help, they’re people doing an extraordinary job. In this section, you’re able to read some real-life stories to give you an idea of the kind of person you can expect to help your family.
What motivates people to become a carer?
Carer Stories – Jillo Koyama
Carer stories: Jillo Koyama Jillo, 31, has been a professional carer for five years and was inspired to choose her career path through her personal experience of caring for her younger brother. Having seen the impact of care on his life she wanted to bring her skills and dedication to others and make a real […]
Carer Stories – Catherine Mukiibi: From Domiciliary to Live-in
Carer stories: Catherine Mukiibi Catherine has been a carer for over 20 years, supporting people in their own homes, first with domiciliary work and most recently with Elder as a live-in carer. For Catherine, working in one home at a time is a more relaxed work pattern that suits her age and lifestyle, while still […]
Carer Stories – Caroline Mardy: A Calling to Care
Carer stories: Caroline Mardy Caroline had wanted to become a carer from a young age. After caring for her mother-in-law for ten years, she joined Elder in 2017, fulfilling a professional ambition to help and support people in later life. We talked to her about the importance of laughter, and how she enjoys being an […]
Carer Stories – Bawinile Ngubane: From Nursing to Care
Carer story: Bawinile Ngubane From an early age, Bawinile Ngubane knew she wanted to help people to live well. She trained as a nurse in her native South Africa before coming to the UK, where she worked in the NHS for over a decade. After a family bereavement forced her to take a break from […]
Carer Stories – Kashta Moor: Care Runs in the Family
Carer stories: Kashta Moor With both of his parents having worked in the sector all their lives, caring was a natural career move for Kashta Moor. Having learned valuable things from them, such as the skills and strengths it requires, he knew he wanted to make a difference to others’ lives. Kashta has worked in […]
Carer Stories – Virginia Keane: 30 Years’ Experience
Carer stories: Virginia Keane Virginia Keane has been a carer for over 30 years, first for her mother who had cancer and brother who had a brain tumour, before becoming a care professional. She has been working with Elder for six months on a long-term placement and now does shorter placements that give her the […]
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