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Learn more about Karen Wood

Karen Wood

Social Care Nurse and Home Care Manager
Swansea

Karen began her social care journey at 18 and worked in a learning disability school. After years of progression, she has won Wales Nurse of the Year and has worked in social care settings as a Nurse all her career.


Question 1: What is the most important thing you need to work in social care?

“Kindness. You need to be kind.”

Question 2: What is one of your favourite parts of the job?

“You work with a team of people who love what they are doing.”

Question 3: Have you always wanted to work in care?

“I really wanted to be an Astronaut, but there weren’t too many openings for an 18-year-old with not many qualifications.”

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