Care assistant celebrates 25 year work anniversary at MHA Norwood and says she does her job so “someone will look after me one day”

05 May 2022
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A care assistant recently celebrated her 25 year work anniversary and says she hopes one day someone one will look after her the same way.

Michelle English started working at MHA Norwood in 1997 as a member of the night relief team.

During her tenure she has worked in the kitchen and laundry team, but her main passion and role had always been of a care assistant.

Currently she is one of the relief staff members who are called in on a as and when basis, something which Michelle says works really well with her personal life.

Speaking about her time at the home she said: “Before I started working in care I was working at a school as a dinner lady.

“I wanted a change of scenery and went to my local job centre where this role was advertised and I thought why not give it a shot.

“That was back in 1997 and I'm still here so that shows how much I enjoy working at MHA Norwood.

“Naturally  there have been changes along the way, just like there would be in any job, but I do love it here.

“I love having a chat with the residents, the job is not for everyone and requires a lot of compassion and you do need to be a caring person.

“My current role works perfectly around my personal life, through mine and my husband's marriage we have six grandchildren and the flexibility of my role allows me to visit them as frequently as possible.

“For me, I do the job in the hope that one day someone will look after me the same way I looked after residents and I do find the job very rewarding.”

 

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