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I have worked within social care for most of my working life. I started my first job in care as a support worker, working in an old people nursing home. I then moved on to working closely with people on a one to one basis mostly living in their own homes with varying degrees of support needs. This gave me a flavour for the difference that can be made in people’s lives if they are given the right support.
I lead a busy life with my family, enjoy playing Tennis and Pickleball which is a game I learned to play on holiday in California. I loved it so much I decided to introduce it at my local Community Centre. It has been a huge hit, and we now run four sessions a week.
With the inspiration of Beyond Limits in Plymouth I have set up Beyond Limits Dumfries & Galloway. Based on the same person centred principles we offer the same level of support, in keeping with our values and beliefs. I am very familiar with the local area, know lots of people and I am looking forward to the next chapter in the Journey of Life.
Diane Bennett, Support Worker
Hi there, I’m Diane. I’m happily married with a grown up son and I decided recently it’s time in my life to do something worthwhile and which I enjoy. So, I joined the Scottish team of Beyond Limits and I’m having a great time. We’re a great team who support and guide one another when needed. I love my job and the people we support are so friendly and always pleased to see me. Finally, I don’t dread going to work and I always get a buzz out of helping someone do something that they enjoy. Even if it’s as simple as enjoying a cup of tea together.
Jackie Armstrong, Support Worker
I have always been a shy reserved person who was scared of meeting new people and I found it difficult to make conversation.
I went through a life changing experience with ill health, after being affected by this illness I felt my outlook on life changed, I became more confident, started to look at life differently and found the real me.
I went on a volunteer work placement in a children’s nursery to gain experience in the work place, then went on to becoming a support worker with Beyond Limits. I have embraced this job which has shown me the struggles some people have in their lives. I can honestly say this job has brought the best out in me. I love my work with Beyond Limits which includes training, team working and generally helping people have a good life in their local community.
I have three grown up children and a lovely little granddaughter who I adore. My life is full of positive things now and I feel happy and content. I am able to speak to anyone now, life has taken me on a journey that I never thought possible a few years ago and I am enjoying the ride.