CAREGiver James and his new found hobby

How many of you have heard of National Sewing Machine Day? The 13th June marks the celebration of the invention of the sewing machine, following the first working sewing machine being made.

In line with this day, we caught up with our CAREGiver James.

James has been working for us here at Home Instead since February and when asked in his interview about his hobbies and interests? James replied that he had recently taken up a new hobby with a sewing machine.

We checked in with him recently and here is what he had to say…

“I started sewing in the second lock down. I had made so many scones, breads, and banana breads in the first lock down I was ready for a change! My partners mum is a seamstress, so she lent me one of her many machines and then I watched a few YouTube tutorials. Threading the bobbin is a big talking point in this house!
So far, I have made a quilt and a car seat for my dog Margot. I have also made a flag for a sports day at work, cocktail napkins, and dinner napkins as I love a great table layup. And they are easy! (I also hate waste and was going through too many paper towels!) and prefer a bit of luxury when wiping my lips. Next project is a quilt for Ronny and I. Ideas welcome too. Happy sewing!” - James

Here at Home Instead Southend, we match our clients and CAREGivers based on mutual interests, personality traits and the type of care a client may need. We do this by really getting to know the people who work for us and who we provide support too.  We strongly believe in the benefits of relationship-led care and ensure that our clients see the same familiar faces every time. To not only build trust, establish friendly relationships but to enable our clients to continue to live a full and happy life whilst remaining at home.

James's other interests and hobbies include, painting, crocheting, baking, tennis, cycling and walking.

If you would like support from our carefully matched CAREGiver’s or would like to find out more about our home care services here at Home Instead Southend, call us on 01702 787233, we would be happy to speak with you.

Or if you are interested in joining Home Instead Southend’s team of CAREGiver’s call us on 01702 787233 or feel free to head over to our vacancies page to find out more.

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