Because you care, you can improve Miriam’s wellbeing
Miriam is a person we support at our day opportunities service, Grove Resource Centre in Surrey. She has complex needs and has spent most of her life in a wheelchair. When she first joined Voyage Care in 2019, she was shy, anxious and wouldn’t eat. The team at the service worked with her to reduce her anxiety by slowly introducing weekly wellbeing sessions.
The Grove Resource Centre is a day service supporting people with learning disabilities and complex needs. It’s an opportunity for the people we support to get out of the house, learn new skills, engage in the local community and gain a new-found independence.
Devy, our Wellbeing Facilitator, helps Miriam and other people we support to feel relaxed and calm. Some of the techniques Devy uses include massages and meditation. As Miriam’s anxiety began to pass, due to the staffs’ focus on her wellbeing, she started to talk more about her goals. She opened up and told staff about the things she enjoys, including her love for cooking.
Working with her support workers, Miriam is now a trainee chef and helps prepare meals for up to 50 people! She loves being able to express her passion for cooking.
Now, Miriam is confident and vocal about what she enjoys and what she wants to do. This is a stark difference from when she first transitioned to Voyage Care. This is all thanks to her supportive team, who worked with Miriam and were patient with her to strive for a better-quality life. She even has her support workers wrapped around her little finger and always has them in fits of giggles!
Be part of the journey, because you care
As a support worker, you get to help improve the quality of someone’s life. You are helping vulnerable people achieve their goals. Because people like you care, the most vulnerable people in society, like Miriam, are supported to find their passion in life and learn new skills. Here’s what some of your roles and responsibilities will look like:
- Help service users with developing their cooking skill.
- Work on long term goals such as a holiday abroad!
- Support someone with shopping, from putting together a shopping list to taking them on a shopping trip.
- Support people to fulfil their passions such as music, sports and art.
- Work with the people we support at their pace to ensure they receive exceptional care and support.
Supporting people to live their best lives
If you are looking for a new and rewarding career, where you can support people to live their best life, then this is the job for you!
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