One our new recruits during the pandemic is 21-year-old Khloe Evans from South Wootton who has returned for her second stint working for Extra Hands.
“I left to work in a care home but the hours there were too much, so I came back specifically to Extra Hands because I remembered how accommodating they were the first time round, and how much I’d enjoyed working for them,” she said.
“It’s been a tough year, because it’s been very hard for a lot of the people we care for, but I think I’m the sort of person who naturally does more than I need to to help people, and in this environment, that’s made a huge difference.”
Despite the year's challenges, she said she had no regrets about returning, and that both she and service users were in safe hands with Extra Hands.
“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” she said. “Knowing that, when you leave someone’s house, you’ve set someone up for their day and they’re feeling good about it means you leave with a smile on your face.
“It’s been hard work for the company to keep everything running, but they’ve done a great job and they’re always there to support us, whatever time of the day or night,” she added. “It’s my second time with the company, and they are by far one of the best places I’ve ever worked.”