For some annoying reason, the care industry is still being portrayed rather negatively in the media. We all know that only a minority of carers are ruining the name of the rest of you hardworking, gorgeous people. We here at Nightingales recognise how important you are. To us, you are heroes. And heroes need the praise and recognition that they deserve!
So here are 5 reasons why being a carer rocks:
- You make such a difference to people’s lives.
Honestly, I’m sure you’ve all seen a Service User’s face light up when you walk into the room. They enjoy your company and they appreciate all that you do for them.
2. It’s an important job and is far from being easy!
Caring is tough, but that’s why you’re so fantastic! You get up every day and do your job well. It takes a special kind of person to be a carer.
3. You get to meet fascinating people.
Whether they’re service users or work colleagues, there is always someone interesting to talk to and share stories with. Who needs Netflix anyway, am I right?
4. Knowing when you’re doing your job right.
You know you’re doing things right when someone feels able to confide in you. Whether it be a Service User who you’ve established a bond with, or a colleague who enjoys working with you, making special bonds like these are lifetime achievements.
5. You’re on the frontline.
You’re the one out there in the field. You’re the first point of contact for those who you care for. You’re the reason that so many people are able to live as independently, safely, and happy as they are today. We applaud you for your dedication, compassion and hard work.