Name: Niamh Morrissey
Favourite thing to do to chill out: Tv & Crochet
Food/Drink i cannot say no to: Chocolate
Favourite person: My Dad
Favourite Artist/Musician: Coldplay
Ideal Dinner Guest: Sir Anthony Hopkins
Best piece of advice you have been given: This too shall pass
Tell us something we might not know about you: Cruise ships freak me out!
How long have you been a carer: 14 years
What do you like most about your job: The clients – Heritage Homecare have been kind enough to always give me lovely people to visit
Anything you don’t like about your job: Nope
Favourite story about being a carer: I had a client who missed knitting greatly, she gave it up due to her fingers being stiff but we loved to talk about it. So i got her needles & wool, set her up with a small amount of stitches. I encouraged her to have a go & see if she was still able…when i returned the next day that client waved her knitted piece at me triumphantly, absolutely thrilled with herself! I was delighted for her & marvelled at her determination. Best days work i ever did.
Why does being a carer work for you: I have flexible hours to suit me as i have kids. I love meeting new people & hearing their life stories aswel as helping them with their day. Its a very rewarding job.
What advice would you give to someone considering this role: This job seems daunting at times but its one of the best you can do – giving someone your time & assistance is beyond valuable.
What would you like Santa to bring you for Christmas: Think I’d like a nice pair of pajamas & fluffy slippers