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Doing What You Enjoy

Gina is a support worker. During her weekly visits with Errol, she encourages him to get out of the house and do the things he enjoys most. For Gina, the reward of being a care worker is seeing the enjoyment in the faces of the people she cares for. 

Runtime: 3m 56s Starring: Gina Brown and Errol

Career Change

After being made redundant from her retail job, just before her 60th birthday, Bernie grasped the opportunity to fulfil her lifetime dream of becoming a social care worker.

Runtime: 3m 53s Starring: Bernie McErlean and Freda

A Philosophy of Caring

When Rachel left university, she wanted to make a difference in the world. She achieved that by becoming a support worker for L’Arche Belfast, where she helps people live their lives to the full.

Runtime: 3m 53s Starring: Rachael Mackarel and Thomas

Going The Extra Mile

Kelly is a Community Bridge Builder with local mental health charity Mindwise. During the pandemic she has been helping keep people connected by delivering resource packs for a range of art and craft activities online.

Runtime: 3m 46s Starring: Kelly Mitchell

Retail to Care

Stephanie worked as a deli assistant before a career change led her to social care – she believes there is no other job that is as fulfilling as a social care worker.

Runtime: 4m 49s Starring: Stephanie McAleese

Home from Home

Julie is a Support Worker for the Cedar Foundation and works at Karuna, a 10 bedded unit in Carrickfergus supporting adults with learning difficulties to live independently and well. For Julie it’s like her second family and she loves her job.

Runtime: 3m 37s Starring: Julie Kuchocha


Part of a dream team duo at the Simon Community, Melissa along with her colleague Christina is helping change lives by finding homes for those who need it.

Runtime: 3m 59s Starring: Melissa Mallon and Christina Slevin

You Can Do it

Described as a magical place, Andrea believes the residents at Camphill, Mourne Grange are just an extension of her own family.

Runtime: 3m 34s Starring: Andrea Sloan

Hospitality to Care

With his caring nature, Okan has a deep affinity and bond with the people from Parkmanor Oaks Care Home that dates back to his childhood in Turkey.

Runtime: 3m 51s Starring: Tony McNally and Okan Ozel

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