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Carers Week 2020 – A career in care

During the COVID -19 pandemic many people have had to take on caring responsibilities for family, loved ones and friends and lots more are caring for the first time through volunteering or work. If you have experienced caring recently you may be wondering if care could become a career for you.

At Wrekin we deliver a varied spectrum of care services to our customers within specialist dementia and learning disability care homes and retirement housing, meaning there are lots of different career areas within care.

Ben Walker recently joined our team at Holcroft Road, Stoke as a Support Worker and urges anyone considering a career in care to give it a go.

Ben says; “My job is to help people lead their best lives. There are so many different types of care, which I don’t think people realise. And it’s so rewarding. Particularly with Learning Disability Care, there’s a preconception, almost a fear of what it might be like – and then you work somewhere like this, alongside all these incredible people; it’s just a fantastic privilege to help all the people we are lucky enough to care for every day.

I’ve learned so much from my colleagues, they are all experienced and highly skilled. For me it was about looking at the different ways to approach things and finding the one that was right for me. There’s always someone there to support you if you are unsure about something or if you have any issues.”

If you’re thinking about a career in the care sector visit Every Day is Different to find out what a career in care could mean to you and see our latest vacancies at Choices here or visit

Its carers week and this week people are coming together to make care visible. You can read more about the campaign here.

11th June 2020