Care workers stories
* Names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
Hossain – Using the continuous training programme to develop care skills
Focused Healthcare provided a training programme which has enabled me to work with Hickman Lines and in other specialised areas. This training and work has helped me to develop my skills to a very high level which in turn has allowed me to specialise in highly complex healthcare such as palliative and end of life.
I feel that these skill sets allow me to choose the work I wish to take and to achieve a high level of career satisfaction.
Maria – Combining family life and care worker skills
Focused Healthcare allows me to work flexible work patterns to fit in with the demands of a young family and my husband’s various shift patterns.
Prior to my marriage, I worked in a full time role providing tracheostomy and ventilation care in paediatrics. Being able to maintain these skills and continue my own personal development is very important to me.
My ability to speak Hindi also was considered a benefit by Focused Healthcare and I’ve been placed with appropriate families not only to provide relevant clinical healthcare but also maintain open family communication.
Olamide – Work flexibility and degree course
As some of my family memebers moved on to university, I also wished to continue my own personal development and go back to college. Focused Healthcare provides me with a full time flexible working week which allows me to meet the cost of college, time to study and to continue with my family life.
Because of this flexibility, I am achieving a more fulfilling life and looking forward to new challenges ahead.
Sandra – Student Nurse gaining community experience
I am in university studying for a degree in Paediatric Nursing. Working for Focused Healthcare allows me develop practical community skills which greatly increase my understanding of course work and gives me income to meet any weekly living costs.
Focused Healthcare, as part of my continued professional development, also provided me with the mentorship necessary to complete my studies. I find attending their training programme with qualified community nurses to be very beneficial to my overall experience.
Helen – Highly skilled
Focused Healthcare allows me to work directly with families in their own home to provide palliative and end of life care and to help them achieve positive outcomes in their life’s end journey. This work is both important and rewarding to me and I am a passionate believer in family continuing care in the community and not in hospital.
Focused Healthcare involves the family and me in all decisions that are made, provides relevant continued professional training and allows me the time to visit my own elderly family as and when I need to. We work together.