I began working for Dementia Matters in February 2019. Prior to this, I worked in community care until I fell pregnant with my daughter. While on maternity, I saw the job advertised as a care and support worker for Dementia Matters. Dementia Matters offered me the job after my interview and were so kind by letting me finish my maternity before getting me in to start training.

I started my role as a Care and Support Worker in the Bradbury Day Centre, I absolutely loved it! Knowing you're making a difference in someone’s life has to be the most heart-warming feeling. Due to Covid-19, the day centre was closed and I was moved upstairs into respite/residential full time. Respite/residential is a lovely place to work the families and people we support are all so lovely and thankful for the job we do.

In September 2020, a job role came up for a service lead in respite/ residential, I applied for the role and was so happy to be successful! After only working for Dementia Matters 1 year and 9 months, I could not be more grateful to them for the opportunities I have been given and the knowledge I have gained.