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A day in the life of a Support Worker

“Part of a support workers’ role is to learn client-specific therapies and implement them through day to day.” – Kirsty

 

VIDEO: Introducing Kirsty and Simon…

This is the first in a series of ‘A day in the life’ videos. We are very pleased to introduce Kirsty, a HASCS complex care support worker and her client Simon, who has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

Kirsty takes you through her day, from her journey to work, planning the day ahead, taking Simon for his Covid jab, then for lunch, and back home for some reflective drawing. The video also includes a fantastic interview with Simon which shows his amazing character. He talks a little about his background, how his support team have really helped him, and some useful advice for anyone considering being a support worker from a client’s perspective.

 

 

“I’ve got these ladies that come and look after me, but they have become my mates as well, and they are a cool lot. Every single one of them.” – Simon

Kirsty is a very experienced and knowledgeable support worker, especially in the field of Acquired Brain Injury. This insightful video really gives an in-depth overview of her day shift and the type of activities and healthcare provision she supports and provides. We hope it is useful to anyone who is considering a career in complex care as a support worker and would like to gain an invaluable insight into what is involved.

We would like to thank both Kirsty and Simon for helping us make this video, and, of course, Simon’s whole support team that help him to live his life as independently as possible.

 

What is a support worker?

A  support worker is someone who looks after people in their day-to-day lives. Supporting, caring, and looking after the well-being of people living with different physical disabilities and mental health needs.

The role of a support worker can be very varied, as each person is very different with their own unique needs. Each role as a support worker very much depends on the needs of the person that is being supported. The aim is to provide both physical and emotional support to enable each individual to live as independently as possible, ensuring they are living fulfilling lives with the specialist care and support they need.

At Health and Social Care Services (HASCS) we support adults and children with complex care needs. We specialise in a wide range of conditions, including (but not limited to):

Motor Neurone Disease
Ventilation & Respiratory
Cerebral Palsy
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord Injury
Brain Injury
Epilepsy
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Children & Adults with Complex Care Needs

Please see all our current support worker and health care assistant vacancies on our careers page.

 

Health and Social Care Services Limited – changing lives, one at a time.

 

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