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Allisha Knight

Support Worker

I'm Allisha and I am now employed as a Support Worker after I completed the Step into Care programme.

What were you doing before you enrolled onto the Step in Care programme?

After studying civil engineering at university, I was unemployed and looking for work

Did you find your placement beneficial to you?

The placement was very beneficial to me as it suported me into employment, into a full time role that I love! I love getting up in the mornings and going to work, I can see myself working in this sector forever.

Can you give a brief overview of the role you successfully gained through the Step into Care programme?

I am now a Support Worker, my role supports people to live their lives as independently as possible. I provide support and companisionship, it's very rewarding and I love it!

How do you feel the Step into Care programme supported you?

Step into Care supported me so well, ensuring I was given a placement opportunity with a company where I would fit in and be happy with, checking in to make sure I was getting on well with my placement until I gained employment.

Please finish the following sentence, I'm pleased to work in social care because...

I enjoy everything about my job, I feel like I a have a new purpose helping people who need it. I love the feeling of accomplishment I get from my role in social care.

Where can I go from here?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Careers Hub in partnership with Greater Manchester health and Social Care Partnership and WEA. If you’d like to find out more about career opportunities working in health and social care then email us: careers.hub@mft.nhs.uk or visit our website gmcareershub.nhs.uk