Lindsay’s Journey of Giving Back

Lindsay’s Journey of Giving Back

Lindsay’s story is one of dedication and commitment to her local community. Every week, Lindsay volunteers her time at the local foodbank, helping unpack and shelve goods, serve customers and keeping the foodbank clean and tidy. She looks forward to going to the foodbank every week, as it’s a time for her to give back to her community, and build relationships with members of her local area.

Before Lindsay joined Step Forward Support as a supported living customer, she was struggling with anxiety and depression, and feeling very isolated in her everyday life. However, since joining Step Forward Support, Lindsay has had the opportunity to explore her hobbies and interests, build a strong support network around her, and begin volunteering at the foodbank.

Lindsay has mentioned to staff at Step Forward Support that volunteering at the foodbank has helped her build her confidence, and has given her a sense of purpose. The foodbank has become a place of comfort and support for Lindsay, and she is thrilled to have gained valuable community links where she lives. Volunteering at the foodbank has also helped Lindsay develop a range of skills, such as communication and problem solving, which she will be able to use in her everyday life.

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service user gardening

Caring for the garden

Robert has been taking pride in the work he has put in to making the garden at 129 Millfield Road a more enjoyable place to spend time. He is enjoying the benefits of seeing the plants he planted bloom and thrive under his constant care and attention, making sure their needs are met and they remain healthy and grow. Robert says that having the responsibility for an area of the shared outdoor space at the care home has given him a sense of purpose and a positive focus for his time. Robert is keen to continue with his gardening duties and intends to develop the area into something really special.

service user gardening
service user gardening

129 Millfield Road s a specialist care home for up to four adults with support needs in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. The on-site dedicated team is led by Service Manager June Rowe who is currently seeking a full-time deputy manager to support her role. To find out more or apply for the position, get in touch using the form on the contact us page. To keep up to date with events and news from here and other Step forward Support services, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or twitter using the links below.

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Male Support Workers

Support Worker Jobs in Handsworth Wood

Step Forward Support are looking for energetic, motivated and fun-loving support workers to join to our team to support service users at our residential care homes in Handsworth Wood.

Please note we require a Male Support Worker due to genuine occupational requirement for the people we are supporting making this position exempt from the gender discrimination rule.

Male Support Workers
Male Support Workers

This role will suit flexible and dynamic individuals available to work; days, nights and weekends. Step Forward Support would like to hear from you if you can make positive contributions in supporting vulnerable adults with complex and sometimes challenging needs.

You will be required to support service users 1:1 to access the community for activities such as going to college, the gym, cinema, swimming, shopping and much much more!

Your duties will also include supporting the service user with

  • Learning how to become more independent
  • Personal care
  • Meal preparation and housework
  • Managing their medication
  • Staying in contact with family and friends
  • Attending hospital appointments and meetings
  • Finding hobbies and other leisure activities
  • Accessing education and training
  • Keeping safe in the home and in the community

Experience required

Preferably at least 1 year experience as a support worker in the Learning disability or Mental Health setting working with complex behaviours & forensics



Qualifications required

  • Care Certificate
  • NVQ in Health & Social Care (Preferred)

You will be accountable to the Home Manager and the Registered manager.

  • You will receive and complete a full induction
  • Receive ongoing training throughout your employment
  • Enrolled into the pension Scheme
  • Rate of pay from £9-£9.50 per hour dependent upon experience

Rate of pay from £9-£9.50 per hour dependent upon experience

Offer of Employment is subject to a successful interview, satisfactory DBS check and references.

To apply, please follow this link to Indeed.

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Step Forward Support have services in the Handsworth Wood area of Birmingham. We employ support workers to perform in front line care and support roles for adults with mental health needs and learning disabilities both in care homes and in supported living services.

If you would like to hear about our current vacancies or apply for a position with us then please complete the form below and we will be in touch.

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