Having lost his job as a nightclub DJ due to the pandemic’s shut down of the hospitality and leisure sectors, Camborne resident Samuel Barnes took a drastic change in career.
After Samuel’s mum passed away at the start of the year, and with pandemic induced lockdowns closing the hospitality and leisure sectors, he was inspired to change occupations, switching the excitement of nightclubs for the challenge of care homes.
Barnes followed his mother’s wish and became a support worker at Rosewarne, a residential care home for disabled adults with complex care needs in Camborne, Cornwall, in August 2020.
Since then, Samuel has been taking part in all aspects of Rosewarne life, including the care home’s Christmas party and bake off, and has bonded with both residents and fellow carers.
Samuel Barnes, support worker at Rosewarne, said: “The Rosewarne team are amazing, so caring and down to Earth, as are the residents. My favourite thing about working at Rosewarne is the way that the team do their absolute best to provide the best care for the residents.
“I loved the job from the minute I started, and I was able to transfer skills such as listening and patience from my job as a DJ. I’m so glad I changed career and would like to thank Salutem for the opportunity you have given me in this role.”