Toni started working in care aged 17, She worked part-time as a Care Worker in an EMI residential setting, whilst also studying at college.
On completion of her studies, Toni worked full-time, progressing into a senior role. When she became a mum, she moved into homecare for greater flexibility. She started as a Care Worker, then Care Co-Cordinator, Lead Care Co-ordinator, and finally Manager of a service delivering 3,500 hours a week over 3 boroughs. Toni has also worked in peripatetic care and as a Safeguarding Lead.
My values align to Be Caring’s values, to treat people with kindness and respect, to support our colleagues to be the best they can be. I have an open-door policy and encourage people to be leaders and understand why we make the decisions we do, so they can provide safe care and feel confident in doing so.
Ultimately, I want us to provide a service that is outcomes-focused and not restricted by task and time. I want the people we support to be as independent as possible.
In Hull, we offer person-centred domiciliary home care, so that the people who we support can remain in their own homes. They are often coping with challenging conditions, recovering from illness and may require assistance with mobility.
We support with personal care, medication administration and often meal preparation. Sometimes simply offering a listening ear and smiling face each day can make a huge difference to the wellbeing of the people we care for.
Typically, we support the people we care for with tasks such as: