Having had a varied career over the years, I can honestly say that this is the best job I ever had! It all started when my mum Margaret was diagnosed with dementia and I became one of her main carers. Looking after mum was such a joy, but it was also difficult at times and it made me realise that there were not many specialist, dementia related services in the community.
My background is in business start-up and management, and the skills I learned over the years enabled me to start this new business with confidence.
Dementia Day Care is a unique and challenging business, but it is also extremely rewarding when we can make a resounding difference to people’s lives.
I am so proud of all the staff here at Memory Lane as they truly understand the ethos of the work we do.
I started working Memory lane 4 years ago, after looking after current clients at home. Pam and Amanda asked me to come and work as a member of staff for Memory Lane and I accepted immediately. I come from a domiciliary care background and found the travelling and hours required very draining. Working for Memory Lane I give respite to carers and get to help people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia which is very rewarding. I’m Lucky that I never had to endure this disease with my parents, and I feel I’m giving something back to the community. There is a calming atmosphere and I love the family feel that is created for our clients. We have a lot of support for and acceptance of the difficulties that the carers go through which is wonderful. It is such a great place to work.
I find working at memory lane the most rewarding job I have ever done. Seeing the clients engage with each other and go home with a smile on their face gives me pride In myself that I’ve never felt in any of the other jobs I’ve done. The fact we are helping people stay out of care and at home with their families makes me like I have achieved a lot every day when I come to work.
Carer/ Administrative Assistant
NVQ Level 3 Carer
NVQ Level 3 Carer
Head of fundraising for the CIC
I joined Memory Lane in a professional capacity in August 2018, after giving up teaching primary school children, which freed up some more time to concentrate on looking after my young son. I started running the Saturday Community Café and have since become involved in fundraising and organising events throughout the year. I love Working to help people in the community and knowing that the money we raise will directly help vulnerable people lead better lives.