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Carers UK Forum • Deep breath..and breathe lol
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Deep breath..and breathe lol

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:24 am
by Cazbrook
Good morning guys!! :D Hope everyone is ok..

Well Sam (Aspergers) has hopefully finally got some "bank" work at our local hospital in the admin department...he did a work experience placement last month and now is starting this....he is quite chilled about it whilst im feeling "headless chicken syndrome" slowly building...im now having (and wanting) to start looking for a job for myself and its very scary after being his carer for the last 13 years!!!

Any advice would be most welcome!! :shock:

Carol

Re: Deep breath..and breathe lol

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:27 am
by bowlingbun
Hi Caz, that's definitely a case of a double edged sword, good and bad all at once. What would you like to do now, work wise?

Re: Deep breath..and breathe lol

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:40 pm
by Cazbrook
Thats the million dollar question!! Im almost 54 and whilst I realise that this is not old by any means I struggle with depression etc but ideally I would like to work with kids like Sam or SN adults etc? Probably some college course would be in order to brush up my skills etc? I have done care work in the past etc also.... :huh:

Re: Deep breath..and breathe lol

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:54 pm
by Melly1
Hi Caz,
That's great re Sam.
Re yourself, do you have an NVQ or similiar?

Melly1

Re: Deep breath..and breathe lol

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:22 pm
by Cazbrook
No Melly1 I dont...ive done basic care work years ago and gained just health and safety, food hygiene and life saving certs...think it was rather more relaxed then so I realise more training/college might be in the pipeline but im wanting the challenge now if that makes sense? Something for me.... :)

Re: Deep breath..and breathe lol

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:02 pm
by Elaine
How about contacting local primary schools or care homes and volunteer for a bit? Just to get you back in the groove?
E.

Re: Deep breath..and breathe lol

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:46 pm
by Cazbrook
Elaine wrote:How about contacting local primary schools or care homes and volunteer for a bit? Just to get you back in the groove?
E.
Yeah that sounds really good advice...thanks!! 8-)

On another really fantastic note Sam has been accepted for an Apprenticeship in Admin starting from Monday :D We are both absolutely over the moon about this after quite a frustrating year for him (and me lol)...finally somebody that recognises he will be a wonderful asset and hard worker!!!

So grateful for the chance that somebody has given him!!! :D