Hourly Carer Story: Carla Hainsworth

Carla, aged 27, began her career with Carefound Home Care in 2012 after finishing college and having worked in retail and for North Yorkshire County Council. She is a great example of somebody joining our team early on in her career with an interest in developing her skills, qualifications and experience with us.

Carla began to consider a career in home care following experiences with her own grandparent, who she would regularly visit in the mornings and evenings. After applying for a role with our team and completing her induction, it quickly became clear that she not only possessed the ability and personality to provide truly personalised care to our clients but this was also a role she could enjoy and develop in.

Carla says: “I began my career with Carefound Home Care in February 2012 and have found the support, supervision and opportunity for career progression to be outstanding. I came into this role without any professional care experience – only experiences with my own family which had inspired me to work in the care sector and enable elderly people to remain at home – but have not looked back since.”

“After completing my induction training and being supported through my first 6 months with the team, I enrolled in my Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care which I completed in 2013. To my delight, I was also nominated for the Newcomer to Care Award at the Yorkshire & Humberside Care Awards which I won at a ceremony in York. This then took me onto the National Finals of the British Care Awards in London where I was awarded National Newcomer to Care. By 2014, I had progressed on to my Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care which I successfully completed that year.”

“I came into this role without any professional care experience – only experiences with my own family which had inspired me to work in the care sector and enable elderly people to remain at home – but have not looked back since”

“I have now been promoted to the position of Senior Home Carer which has enabled me to take on additional responsibilities in the company including staff mentoring and supervision, quality assurance and client care assessments. Because of the close support and guidance from management, I am continuing to advance my knowledge and develop my career with Carefound Home Care.”