Why did you choose to work for Waverley Care?
I have always felt passionate about providing support for people. For this reason, a few years ago I decided that I would like a change in career and began studying for a career in social services. It was at this stage that I joined Waverley Care as a student on placement for a year before gaining full time employment. It was during my first year as a student that I really began to experience the importance of the work that we do and how we achieve this as an organization. The knowledge and experience that I gained during that first year, providing essential support for people affected by BBV’s drove my passion and focus and I have been committed to continue and build our work since then.
Tell us about life before Waverley Care.
I am from the north of Glasgow and live very near our Waverley Care Glasgow office. I had various different jobs in the past, mostly in warehousing related jobs as a forklift operator etc… but did not get much job satisfaction and always wanted to work closely with people. This is what encouraged me to pursue a career in social care.
What do you most enjoy about working with Waverley Care?
I love the diversity within Waverley Care; we are a diverse group of people who support a diverse group of people. I have gained so much knowledge and experience which has had a real positive impact within my own life. I also love working for an organization that places such strong values on ethos, leading by example and providing a truly nourishing and supportive environment from the very core, which then ripples out with amazing success.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I like to meditate and practice a mindful way of living. I am a Reiki practitioner and enjoy providing therapies for people. I enjoy reading and sometimes have several books on the go and I enjoy playing guitar and making instrumental music.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by nature. It reminds me that there is a beautiful simplicity to life that is sometimes forgotten in our busy lives and busy world. It reminds me to stop and breath, to just simply look and listen, to feel what is within and all around us, and have simple gratitude for my life and the beautiful world that we live in