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Employee Stories

Ashleigh, Assistant Service Manager

"I just like supporting people. I went in a room the other day and someone said “I missed you”. I could have cried.”

I joined Avenues in 2013 on a temporary basis. My mum had worked in the sector so that sparked an interest for me. After working for a number of years and gaining an interest in the work, I decided I wanted to do a Health and Social Care degree. No-one in my family has a degree and it is just something I wanted to do. I wanted to make them proud.

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Carla, Support Worker

"Seeing Christina’s progress has been an amazing experience for me."

“Christina has her own personality like anyone else, and it’s just about giving her the opportunity and support to bring it out. It’s been such privilege to support her.”

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Abdul, Senior Support Worker

“I go home feeling like I’ve achieved something”

I came to Avenues three years ago with no previous experience working in social care. I've always been interested in mental health as I know people who suffer from mental health issues so I was keen to get involved in the area. I'm now completing my NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care and am really enjoying my role at Glebe House where we support 12 people with a range of mental health conditions.

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Josh, Service Manager

"There’s a feeling of being part of a bigger team and the encouragement and support to learn is always there."

“I was working as a scaffolder but had an interest in social care because my brother has an acquired brain injury and is supported."

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Gloria, Senior Support Worker

"I love my job because every day really is different –

There are a few routine things you need to do but the rest is driven by the person you’re supporting and what they want to do.

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Barry, Support Worker

"My only regret is that I didn’t join the social care sector earlier.”

I’ve done different jobs over the years. I was an electrician in my younger days; I worked as a driving instructor and I’ve run pubs.

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Maxine, Assistant Service Manager

“The team is great and you are never on your own.”

When I left school, my first job was working in hairdressers. To be honest, I got nothing out of it. Making the move into social care has opened my eyes to the world in so many ways.

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Tabitha, Service Manager

"You’re expected to give great support at Avenues, and in return you get great support."

"The central team is great and they do everything they can to help you at a local service.

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Vicky, Senior Support Worker

"Since joining Avenues as a graduate I’ve progressed from working as a support worker to a senior support worker."

“I was doing my degree in sociology and got really interested in disability equality and decided it was a career I wanted to pursue."

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Ashleigh, Support Worker

“I wanted to do a job where I could work with people on a one-to-one basis.”

I am a support worker at Squirrel Lodge, and, quite simply, I love it. Squirrel Lodge is a supported living service for young men with autism. You get to spend quality one to one time with the people we support and it’s amazing how you can see the progression people make as a result of our work.

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Sarah, Practice Development Lead

“You never forget the feeling of the first time you support someone to achieve one of their goals.”

I decided after 6 months of nurse training that it wasn’t for me. I knew I wanted to work in social care because I had worked part time in a care home. I decided to apply for a post as a support worker with Avenues but thought they wouldn’t take me without any specific skills.

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Innocent, Area Manager

"At Avenues you are empowered to make things happen."

I joined Avenues two years ago as a service manager, having previously worked with older people. Working with younger people and people with learning disabilities was a new adventure to me, a chance to learn.

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