Health Care Assistants talk about working at Gascoigne House

I spoke to two Health Care Assistants at my monthly News Café. Abbey and Rebecca. The Café is held on the first Thursday of every month at Gascoigne House.

See what they had to say about the joys of working at the new Gascoigne House Extra Care complex in Middleton.

Abbey Jobling:

“I’ve been a Carer for almost 9 years. I have worked in different care settings before, but since coming to work at Gascoigne House my care experience has been totally different.

“It’s an amazing place to work and so rewarding. Every day we laugh and smile with each other.

“The staff and residents are so supportive. We all work as a team. It does not feel like a job, I’m very privileged to be part of the Gascoigne House community.”

Rebecca Irving:

“Ever since I was a young girl I have dreamed of helping people. In October 2023 I started working at Gascoigne House. Working here is honestly the best experience for someone like me.

“Not only as it taught me so much about being a Carer, it has given me so much hope. Every day I always look forward to coming to work, there is nothing else I could wish for.

“I’m always so happy to come and send time with the amazing residents, support them and be there for them.

“As a first time Carer my job has given me such a positive perspective on what working in care means.

“I also work alongside the most amazing people, they are always there to support me.

“In my spare time I like to go out on walks and to unwind. However, even on my days off, I think about work.

“When I was younger I used to play pretend. I used to pretend I was a nurse. I used my teddies as patients, connect wires to them as I pretended that they were wired up to hospital equipment.

“That is how I knew I wanted in be in Care.”

Abbey and Rebecca, with Gascoigne House Apartments in background.

Thank you ladies for two lovely stories of working at Gascoigne House Extra Care.

Written by Kenneth Ingram (Resident at Gascoigne House Extra Care)

I am a blogger of 11 years and I write stories for my blog, and as a volunteer reporter for South Leeds Life newspaper, for Gascoigne House, South Leeds Life, Acre Court and Middleton Elderly Aid.


Sharon (Resident) talking to Rebecca.

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