Lynne Berner RB

It’s a really amazing feeling when you see a resident achieve their goals and you know you’ve played a part in it  

I have worked at Redbourne for 15 years now.   I initially joined as a Support Worker and thanks to the training and support I received from the team here, 18 months later I started my current role as a Senior Nursing Assistant.  I love this role as it allows me to continually develop and use my skills.

Working at Redbourne can be so rewarding – it’s a really amazing feeling when you see a resident achieve their goals and you know you’ve played a part in it.  I had one resident who when she joined us at Redbourne was unable to leave the centre on her own or do pretty much anything for herself.  It took a lot of baby steps, patience and some setbacks on the way but now I’m happy to say this particular resident is living independently and even has a job helping out in a charity shop.

It really is a very varied role – some days you may be out visiting residents’ family or just shopping, other days you may be baking or organising fancy dress parties.  We often go out on fun day trips such as to the zoo or the seaside and we even go on holidays to Butlins or Spain. No two days are ever the same …and never boring!!

I like that we are a small friendly staff team and I feel I have always been supported both professionally and personally”