Andy’s story

After working as an aircraft paint sprayer for 29 years I made a decision to change my career. My wife had worked for Cartref Ni for 7 years and had always found her job enjoyable and rewarding and after her recommending it for some considerable time I decided to apply.
I have now worked for Cartref Ni for 2 and a half years as a Support Worker. I especially enjoy supporting people to do activities as this is where I feel I have got the most reward from my role. I have supported people to go to Rugby matches, shows and trips to Blackpool to name a few. This role does come with its challenges but it really doesn’t feel like you’re going to “work”. I know the people I am supporting really well now and I have a lot of fun with them and my colleagues, I enjoy their company and wish I had made the change many years ago.