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In this video, Team Leader Brooke shares her Lifeways career story – and what it’s like to support individuals who live with diverse and complex needs.

Brooke started working for Lifeways as a Support Worker at Whitwood Grange, a Lifeways residential service in Castleford, West Yorkshire – a role she held for two years before becoming a Team Leader at the service.

Team Leaders help supervise support workers, and oversee support of individuals.

“I absolutely love my job here at Lifeways. I’ve managed to develop so much as a person,” says Brooke. “It’s been brilliant.”

Time for change

Before starting at Lifeways, Brooke used to work in a very different career - as a restaurant manager. But she yearned for a change.

“I wanted to do something more rewarding,” Brooke recalls. “Something that could help me help other people.”

Currently, nine individuals receive support at Whitwood Grange from Brooke and her support team. These individuals live with support needs, including:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism
  • Physical disabilities
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Mental health conditions

To find out more about working as a Team Leader, watch the video above!

About Whitwood Grange:

Whitwood Grange supports up to 17 adults, living in a mix of self-contained one-bedroom apartments and en-suite bedrooms.

The service is less than a 15-minute walk into Castleford’s town centre, with lots of local amenities and shops nearby.

Whitwood Grange is part of Lifeways.

About Lifeways:

Lifeways is the UK’s largest team of support professionals providing support for adults in the community.

Our 11,000 colleagues currently support almost 5,000 individuals who live in our 1,500 supported living and residential services across England, Scotland, and Wales. 

Find out more about how we change people's lives at: www.lifeways.co.uk  

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