I have been employed with Tendacare for over 25 years and have recently retired from my Deputy Managers post to become a Care Supervisor. My original ambition was to be a teacher and, years ago, I graduated from St Andrews university in Scotland with a degree in theology. However, I felt I did not possess the skills to make a good teacher so eventually decided to train as a nurse. It was while working in the community that a mutual acquaintance introduced me to Sue Smith and the rest, as they say, is history.
My role at Tendacare now has changed from allocation of care visits to staff, matching their skills and personalities to the expectations of our service users; to continue the role I really enjoy - that of caring for people at home. I am also involved with supervision of staff both observational and one to one.
We are all part of a great team, managers, co-ordinators, supervisors and dedicated hard-working care staff. I am so proud to be able to continue to be part of that team and the real care and attention they give. No one is a number at Tendacare - we are all individuals - staff and service users alike.
When not immersed in work I like nothing more than spending time with my family and occasionally relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.