Want to really make a difference to people’s lives?

Published: 22/05/2019

Following outstanding growth local homecare provider, Bluebird Care Gateshead, are recruiting staff to join their successful team as more and more people choose care and support in the comfort and safety of their homes.

Liz Lawton

Following outstanding growth local homecare provider, Bluebird Care Gateshead, are recruiting staff to join their successful team as more and more people choose care and support in the comfort and safety of their homes.

Care Assistant, Liz Lawton, a recent addition to the team has completed her induction training to begin a career providing care and support services to people in their own homes. Liz said:

“My trainer, Lynn, made sure my training was easy to understand and she held my interest the entire time. She created a positive experience that made the training far easier to digest and understand. Lynn was great at helping me feel at ease so I picked things up easily.”

Liz’s training doesn’t stop there. The next step is to go out into people’s homes accompanied by an experienced professional who can help new staff feel fully confident and supported in using their new skills for the first time. Liz added,

“On my first visits I was supported by Angela. She has a calm and professional approach and on this occasion I experienced the death of a customer – something I haven’t experienced before. With Angela’s support I wasn’t phased but grateful for the opportunity to be there for the customer’s family.” She added, “You don’t always know if you can do things until you experience it and then once you have had the experience you realise you can do it.”

Ongoing staff support is a key focus for the owner of Bluebird Care Gateshead, Katheryn Ranson,

“My amazing team are fully supported to ensure they are always in a position to deliver the very best care and support to our customers. I am always available if they need me and I ensure they receive the training and mentoring they need.”

Liz cannot put into words how much she loves her new job,

“I love helping people to gain life, I learn myself, and I always come away with something, even peace of mind knowing I have been able to do something that’s helped other people.”

If you would like to discuss applying for a job with Bluebird Care Gateshead please call 0191 432 4647 or email gateshead@bluebirdcare.co.uk or visit our vacancies section.