June 17, 2024

A Care Home worker at Cysgod y Gaer Residential Care Home in Corwen will soon be embarking on a journey to become a qualified adult nurse, after almost four years at the Care Home.

Kira, who is 21, studied Health and Social Care at Wrexham College and chose to do her placement at the Corwen Care Home. After finishing her studies, she enjoyed her placement so much that she decided to come back to work full time at Cysgod y Gaer, and has now spent over two full time years there.

She quickly rose through the ranks and became a Senior Care Assistant around a year ago.

Kira said:

“In my role as a Senior Care Assistant, I have worked a lot with nurses and paramedics, and I really got to build my confidence. Working with them, I got a real insight into that line of work, and it gave me the confidence to decide to give it a go.

I am definitely going to miss the residents and the staff at the Care Home. We always have such a great laugh together, and they all feel like family to me now. In that aspect, it will be hard to leave.

I am going to study Adult Nursing at Wrexham, and my end goal is to become a Community Nurse.”

Catherine Roberts, Manager at Cysgod y Gaer Residential Home said:

“It is brilliant to see Kira’s progression, and even though I am losing an amazing member of staff, I think it is very important for young people to go and follow their dreams.

No matter what role you start in, or where you are in your career path, there are always opportunities to develop and progress in Social care.

Kira has gained valuable experience and her confidence has grown massively since she has been with us. I think her work here has prepared her well to move forward.

We will all miss her, but wish her all the best.”

For more information about working in social care, go to: https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/jobs-and-employees/social-care/social-care.aspx