Last week, when 26-year-old care worker Charlotte Goh taught Jim, a man with severe learning disabilities, how to access his favourite music on an i Pad, he cried with joy.
“Working in social care means you get to do things that make big differences to people’s lives and every day is completely different, with brand new challenges.
In fact, a lot of young people are drawn to working with people of a similar age, often with learning disabilities, to enable them to do the same things they like doing – for example, bowling, going to the cinema and clubbing.” Another of the myths about social care is that there’s no career progression.
“In reality, there are so many paths,” says Julie Colley, deputy chief executive officer of charity care provider The Avalon Group.
Multiple sclerosis progression varies from person to person.