Vivek’s Care Assistant Story

At 3SpiritUK we enjoy hearing the stories from our excellent support staff who have received training with us, and we believe it is important to showcase all the hard work that they do. Vivek is a senior care assistant who has been working within the industry for the past 2 years, and here is his story:

“I decided to come to the UK to do a post-graduate as a career in care had always appealed to me and in my home country I enjoyed doing social activities. I started my journey as a junior care assistant and have been working within the the social care sector for the past 2 years. It is a career that has developed my characteristics including my interpersonal skills and ability to connect with others. I learnt that ‘vulnerability’ is a quality as it helps connection; my colleagues and the people I work with are like family to me. My job has also helped me to develop new qualities, including the need for patience – particularly within the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The social care industry has been extremely busy, hectic and heartbreaking the past year – I have struggled seeing many getting affected by the impacts of the coronavirus. I have found this personally very challenging but, as a team I believe we have navigated a way through

Throughout my training, I have specialised in dementia care. I have developed my understanding of dementia and am aware of the importance of treating all individuals with respect and understanding its about what matters to them not us. Although this has been challenging throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many competing demands. My management team has been especially helpful in navigating these conflicts and has supported me throughout

The training is so important as it has not only helped to develop my understanding, but also made me feel as if I am treated as a professional. Its so important to feel valued in this job. Over the past 7 months I have received a promotion and developed new skills, with the help of 3SpiritUk my dementia care training helped me to ‘think on my feet’ during the pandemic, and helped me to know that I’m doing the right thing. My training with 3SpiritUk has not only been insightful, interesting and engaging , but I have also enjoyed interacting over various platforms with new people, and developiong new digital skills which will be important for the future.

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