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Real stories from real people

Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.

Lorna Jones
Care Home Manager

After joining the sector in a part-time role, Lorna has been working in care for over 10 years but wishes she had considered it a lot sooner. Alongside her role as the manager of Meddyg Care Dementia Home in Criccieth, she shares her passion for the sector through her role as a WeCare Ambassador.

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Rachel Williams
Senior Family Worker

Rachel joined the sector as a Classroom Assistant and quickly realised how much she enjoyed making a difference to children’s lives and seeing them develop. She now supports families through Flying Start in Anglesey and shares her passion for working in early years and childcare as a WeCare Ambassador.

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Tracey Jones
Nursery Manager

After leaving university, Tracey applied for a job as a Nursery Assistant at Hollies Daycare Nursery. During that time, she was able to complete her qualifications and progress to become Nursery Manager.

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Sam Tanner
Deputy Manager

After leaving high school, Sam went to college to complete her CACHE Level 3 in early years and childcare, having always wanted to work with children. She started at Hollies Daycare Nursery as a Nursery Nurse and then worked her way up to become Deputy Manager.

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Wendy Ticehurst, Brocastle Manor Care Home

If you’re a naturally caring and empathetic person, a career in social care can help you make a difference to people’s lives.

Thank you Brocastle Manor Care Home for taking part in this video.

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Claire Beattie, Monmouthshire County Council

“Above all, it’s having that passion. It’s seeing that drive and desire in somebody to want to be a Social Worker – to want to do the best they can to support families.”

Thank you Monmouthshire County Council for taking part in this video.

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