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April 2018

Hayley McCallum, Residential Child Care Worker

Residential Child Care Worker, Hayley writes:

I believe, and I’m sure most people who work within residential child care will agree with me, that I could make a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged young people I would be looking after in care.

I had decided to become a residential child care […]

August 2017

A Late Harvest

“With every deed, you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see” – Ella Wheeler Willcox
By Joy Wakenshaw.
It was over eight years when Care Visions welcomed a fifteen year old girl to their residential service in the south region. During the year and a half before that, she had experienced sixteen […]

July 2017

Video: Continued Relationships Can Overcome Loneliness

Continued Relationships Can Overcome Loneliness
Video by emmstudio.co.uk
The Why Not? team and some care-experienced young people spent some time at Erskine Music and Media studio, to create a film based on their experiences of loneliness and the importance of relationships in all of our lives.
Being included, active and contributing to the community supports a sense […]

May 2017

Working in Residential Care

“I want them To thrive and feel at home”
By Giovanna Pacitti.
I joined Care Visions in January as a residential service manager. I have worked in this field for 13 years now.
From a young age, I’ve always had a love for children and dreamed of becoming a nursery nurse or a teacher. At college, my […]

April 2017

Postcards of Compassion

Continuing Connections

By Danny Henderson.

George, 15, sitting in a classroom with three other young people, became upset when given a maths problem he couldn’t solve.

After receiving a portion of shame from his teacher, George was ridiculed by his classmates – what was an amusing distraction for them was catastrophic for him. Not for […]