I started as an apprentice at a local nursery and got my NVQ level 2 in Childcare. I found I liked working with people so I applied to The Grange for a position as a Support Worker.

Most of the people in the service are a good 10 years older than me but age doesn’t matter. People we support just see me as someone who can help. They want to have fun and I love joking about with them and putting on karaoke sessions.

One day I want to be a children's entertainer so that helps but I can also be serious when needed!

A normal day will involve taking people we support on key sessions which could be shopping, planning healthy menus or other activities. At weekends everyone gets up later and it's a bit more chilled.

“They want to have fun and I love joking about with them and putting on karaoke sessions.
Harry Beckwith, Support Worker, pictured above with Supported Living tenant, Pat



There's no real bad side. Sometimes a person is just not able to do what they want to do and you wish you could help more. 

The biggest challenge? Cleaning and making beds. I can’t do it very well myself so I’m not very good at supporting another person to do it!

People with learning disabilities want to live life to the full and have choice in what they do. It’s great being able to help them do that. The Grange is just a great place to be.