#YouCanCare Like Alison

Home Instead CAREGiver Alison Wright, 47 from Clover Hill, Norwich has been described as an ‘angel’ by her clients , and Chris Carter, co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care Norwich, says, “We need more people like Alison championing care.”

Chris has been speaking regarding recent statistics which showed that by 2035 there will be more than 650,000 vacancies in the care sector, making it important to highlight the rewarding roles within the industry.

After 27 years in retail, CAREGiver Alison, decided she wanted a new career where she could do something different and more fulfilling. Alison has now been with Home Instead for four and a half years, and says, ‘It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.’

She visits her clients in their own homes, providing personalised care and companionship and has really gone above and beyond for those that she provides care for. One of her fondest memories was sitting in a client’s garden in the summer watching the birds and knowing that just being there with them made a huge difference to their day. 

Alison has built long lasting, trusting relationships with her clients, and has certainly made a positive difference to her clients and their families’ lives.

Alison commented: “I love my job because the people I visit are often struggling with daily life, but they always have a big smile on their face when I arrive.  Listening to stories of their past not only helps them, but I find it very interesting and look forward to hearing what they have to say.  Each day is different, and I go home knowing that I've made a difference to someone, just by being myself. 

“Being a CAREGiver is flexible and fits in and around our daily lives. The word ‘rewarding’ is used a lot, but it really does apply to this job.”

Chris Carter, co-owner of Home Instead, says, “We are so lucky to have Alison on our CAREGiving team. All of our CAREGivers have turned out to be outstanding friends and CAREGivers to our clients. Now, we are reaching out to people in the local community to care, like Alison.”

The local Home Instead office in Norwich currently wants to recruit an additional 60 CAREGivers to join the team in 2020. Chris said: “There are increasing numbers of older people in Norwich who need help. Due to the increased need for our services we are expanding our team. If you are thinking about a career in care, we encourage you to come in for a chat and find out more.”

To learn more about Home Instead, call 01603 963317 or visit: https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/norwich