Glad to Care Week 2022: Callum’s story

As part of Glad to Care Week, we are featuring stories from our colleagues about what it is like to work in care. We heard from Callum, Care Assistant at Berelands House in Prestwick.

Berelands House is one of our Adult Care sites designed for older people requiring residential and nursing care, and provides service users with a tailored care package to suit their individual needs, with a designated nurse and key worker.

What inspired you to get into care?

“A very close family friend passed away from cancer. Whilst watching the nurses, I was impressed by the sheer level of care and compassion they gave, and realised they were a pillar not just for the patient, but for all of us.

“That’s when I realised I wanted to do that too. I wanted to help people.”

What makes you glad to care?

“The simple things! A smile, an appreciative pat on the hand, a quiet thank you – even just being there for someone who wants to chat. It is amazing to see the difference things can make in people’s lives, even the small things.”

What do you like most about working at Priory?

“Working as part of a close-knit and effective team. It makes the job so much more rewarding.”

Have you had any career development at Priory?

“I am currently working on SVQ2 and have participated in a number of courses including venepuncture, first aid, and RESTORE2. There’s lots of opportunities for learning and enrichment at Priory, every day is an opportunity for learning!”

Thank you for sharing your story, Callum.