My Meadows Care journey began in 2006 joining the company as a graduate straight from University. I had studied Psychology and needed a stop gap whilst I decided where my career would lead and earn some money – 14 years later and I am still here!! I am ambitious and eager to climb the career ladder, something Meadows have supported and enabled me to do. I began as a residential support worker, progressing to Deputy Manager, then Registered Manager and most recently Placements Manager for the North West and West Midlands. The training and qualifications I have gained along my journey have equipped me to progress. I have achieved a NVQ level 3 in children and young people and a Diploma Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Meadows Care provide me with the opportunities, encouragement and support I need to thrive and progress in my career. No day is the same and every day I learn.
I started working for Meadows Care in May 2016 as a Residential Support Worker. I previously had no experience within this role and lack of confidence within myself. With all the training and support I received from Meadows I gained a lot of knowledge and with that came my confidence. Working at Meadows has made me value myself and my role as a Team Leader and the benefit of seeing young people develop new skills and progress makes me proud of myself and the company I work for.
Meadows is a warm friendly company, that has flourished into the Birmingham area from the North. What captured my eye with Meadow’s, is that their wish for young people is an everlasting change for young people. I have been working with Meadows for 3 years now, where I have been supported in now becoming the registered manager. The directors are so helpful also as well as the service manager and other managers, I would still not be with the company if that was not the case. Give it a chance to see the wonderful works that is done within the company.
Working for Meadows and especially at Barton Lodge has been like a breath of fresh air. The support I have had from day one has been amazing from everyone within Barton. I could not ask for a better work family.
Since starting my career in February 2017 as a RSW, Meadows Care has provided me with a great and sound amount of learning experiences along with opportunities to develop myself. Having worked in care with Adults before Meadows, I knew the importance of providing effective and supportive care. Meadows educated me on how to apply this to young people and be the best worker that I could be. Although the job itself is not easy, the experience which you have along the way with Meadows is what encourages you to progress. I have built my own career with the support of the company to achieve my Level 3 Qualification in 2018. Upon completion of this I had gained my first promotion in early 2019 as a Senior RSW. This did not stop me wanting more as later that year I had been promoted to Deputy Manager. At the end of 2019 I had successfully been given the promotion of Home Manager which I will be due to start in March 2020. Meadows have also supported me to enrol on to my Level 5 Qualification to support my new position, which I had also started in January 2020.
I have had a fantastic time with Meadows Care so far, and look forward to the future with the company.
Team Leader 1
Registered Manager - Birmingham
Residential Support Worker