Kelly Hall (right), care coordinator at Voyage Care, with client Davis Sharpe (left).

‘I wanted to feel like I was making a difference’

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hull’s dedicated social care workers have continued supporting adults of all ages with diverse needs and abilities.

Kelly Hall is a care coordinator at Voyage Care, overseeing its domiciliary care services across Hull and the East Riding.

She supports people with learning disabilities towards living as independently as possible in residential settings.

Kelly said: “It’s absolutely enriched my life working in the health and social care sector.

“I’ve met extended family. My career has been more fulfilling. It’s the people you meet on the way, the people you support and the teams you work with.

Kelly Hall (left), care coordinator at Voyage Care, and client Julie Pottage (right).

“I wasn’t sure if the sector was for me at first. I’d got all the grades I needed to go to university.

“Life changes in a split second. I lost my dad at 16. I wanted to get out there and feel like I was making a difference and giving something back.”

Care workers have made a huge difference to communities during the pandemic.

Councillor Gwen Lunn, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for adult services and public health, said: “They have worked tirelessly, showing a huge commitment whilst making personal sacrifices to provide care and support to more than 7,000 vulnerable adults.”

Kelly said: “Seeing the people you support happy and safe, and seeing staff delivering the best care, is wonderful.

“This job is about people, and finding out what makes each individual unique.”

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