In this short interview, Lauren tells us about her experience working as part of our team.
What is your role at Wellbeing Teams?
I’m a Wellbeing Worker in Ashton, Greater Manchester; and I’ve been with Wellbeing Teams for three months now.
What was it about Wellbeing Teams that attracted you to working for us?
I was already working as a support worker, and I was keen to stay working in care – but I was attracted to Wellbeing Teams because the approach is so different to the norm!
In what way is working for us different?
Here we work in self-managing teams, and we truly support each other. If there’s a problem or a challenge, we sort it out amongst ourselves using self-management principles that we learnt about in training. We all help each other and we understand each other. It’s different, and I find it remarkable!
We also work to make sure that we’re connecting people and helping them to develop strong relationships. An example of this is the ‘Knit and Natter’ group that I attend. Most people who go along tell us that they do more nattering than knitting! It’s such a joy to see.
What’s the best thing about your role?
Supporting our adorable ladies and gentlemen day-to-day. They are such a joy to be around. In particular, when I get asked “Where have you been – I have missed you today”, knowing that you have been missed and are admired really makes everything worthwhile.
Three words that you’d use to describe working for Wellbeing Teams?
Fantastic. Enjoyable. Worthwhile.
What would you say to someone thinking about starting a career with us?
If you love to make a difference to people’s lives – and to your own – give it a shot!