How English and Maths Changed My Life

I was born in Southeast London into what is termed the ‘Boomers’ generation in 1964. I spent several months in Great Ormond Street hospital and wasn’t expected to survive. Fortunately, I did and went to live with a foster mother, Mrs Agnew for a period of time. Of course, I was too young to remember […]

Identity, Work and Me

In any role, in any workplace, you are visible. We are in an arena, so to speak, and with this comes a potential exposure to complaint and criticism. I have, on occasion been the recipient of a person’s displeasure articulated in the form of a complaint, and to an extent I accept that it goes […]

Frontline to Founder

As a support worker or at the beginning of your career in the care sector, you may think that there is little to no career progression and people in leadership roles must have been fast- tracked into their positions. Well, I’m here to tell you, I started my career the very same way you are. […]

Restraint Reduction – Our Pledge

Carla Dearing, Service Manager When I began my role as a support worker in the early 2000’s, I received some ‘training’ on how to safely hold another human in the role of a support worker. At the time this was considered best practice for some people once they had reached a level of crisis. Being […]

Improve Financial Wellbeing – Choose Fair Pay

“If it was up to me, I would pay you more” – a phrase that I have uttered (mostly but not exclusively in my head) many times in my career in social care.   Fast forward 20 years, and now a co-founder of Glassmoon Services my previous words have taken on a whole new meaning.  Colleagues and teams working within the […]