A home manager who works at a Lanark based care home has celebrated her 15-year work anniversary and says leaving is not an option as working in care is the only thing she knows.
Emma Davies is the home manager at MHA Lower Johnshill and has been working for the same organisation for the last 15 years.
She started off as a care assistant and then progressed into a staff nurse and then the deputy manager role at MHA Bankhouse, another home based in Lanark.
Emma moved over to Lower Johnshill four years ago, starting off as the head of care and progressing to the home manager role three years ago.
Speaking about her time at MHA, Emma said:
“Working in an MHA home was my first full time job after future education.
“It’s a great organisation to work for, I have been given so much support for my development, so I can’t complain.
“I was the first nurse at MHA Bankhouse and working in social care is the only thing I know.
“Genuinely the time has flown by, and it’s been quite a journey, especially as I have moved from different homes.
“I really enjoy being the home manager at Lower Johnshill, there were some challenging times especially during the pandemic, but we stuck together as one.
“The residents and staff are great, they are a tough bunch and I really enjoy coming into work every day.
“I can’t even think about leaving, it’s the only thing I know, and I can’t see myself working anywhere else.”