A day in the life of a Wilberforce Trust Support Worker

There is no such thing as a typical day in support work.  Every single day is as different as each individual tenant we support.  Each individual has independent needs to help them live the best way for them.  One day I could be in the service all day baking, then the next day I could be strolling around the town.  Another day we could be at the cinema or going to use the trampoline centre.  The constant I do have is doing personal care, this could be helping as much as just a prompt or shaving a tenant.

Evening meals are great times as I get the tenants to help prepare for the dinner using hand over hand, they love to be involved in cooking for their house-mates.

What’s the best thing about being a support worker?

My job is very rewarding and seeing my tenants happy and content shows I am supporting them to my best ability, supporting them to have as much independence as they need.  I love seeing them happy; this is what makes my day.

Which 3 words best describe your role?

Exhilarating, challenging, rewarding.


Thank you Lou Lou, not only for the interview but especially for your devotion and care to the clients you work with.

To find out more about joining our team as a Support Worker for the Wilberforce Trust and all our current vacancies see our Jobs & Careers page.

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