A new start for Diane

April 02 2020

A KINGSWOOD woman who spent 20 years looking after her disabled children has made her way back into the workplace with the help of Carers Support Centre.

A new start for DianeDiane found she had time to get a job because her children had respite care in place, but her confidence was low and she was unsure of how to apply for work using online applications. 

Carers Support Officer, Abi Unwin, helped Diane come up with a job goal. Diane wanted a job which offered training and progression, along with flexibility to enable her to juggle work and caring. Abi helped Diane build her employability by giving her the skills to create a CV and covering letter, complete application forms, find references and prepare for interviews.

Diane said: “Working with Abi has been fun, as well as so helpful. I’ve learnt so much and enjoyed the short course Abi signposted me to at a local library to increase my IT skills.”

With the help of the Fishponds-based centre, Diane has secured paid employment as a housekeeper at Avon Valley Care Home in Kingswood.  

The centre offers one-to-one support and runs job clubs s well as sourcing  flexible work placements. If you would like help looking into options for work, training or education, please contact the employment team at Carers Support Centre. employment@carerssupportcentre.org.uk
Tel: 0117 377 1015