Professional Care Worker’s Day 2020
Delivering care is a skilled and unique profession that deserves recognition, respect, and celebration. The skills and expertise care workers deliver every day make a significant difference to the lives of people they work with and support. This is not always fully appreciated or understood until people experience this care first hand.
Care workers build relationships through which they are able to deliver person- centred and relationship-centred care. We are frequently on the frontline of care – enabling people to live the lives they wish to, whilst helping them to manage their health and social care needs.
Care workers go beyond giving the physical care that helps people; they provide companionship and psychological support. No value can be placed on the ability to make someone laugh or smile and make their day better.
The role is complex, and requires high levels of patience and empathy.
To be a care worker, you need to enjoy working with people. Reward and recognition has improved, but the profession is still not valued from a monetary perspective. People go into care because they care; want to look after people; and because making other people happy is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.