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Homes2Inspire are proud to be part of Shaw Trust Group, a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK! At Homes2Inspire, we are passionate about what we do. As one of the country’s top Children’s Home providers, we strive for excellence, ensuring our children and young people are safe and supported. 

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Hello,my name is Vanessa.

I’ve worked for homes to inspire for just over a year.

I joined magnolia house last May.

I didn’t know what to expect I just knew that I wanted to work with them for children and in the children’s home.

I did early years for 18 years so I was very much comfortable with doing term time work, so coming to like working all year round and over the weekend, I didn’t quite know if that would was the right thing for me my family to do but I know I wanted to try something different.

So a year on I’m happy that I made that move, I’ve had my shift change for me so that I’ve got a set return because I have a little boy who’s got special needs and he needs he has like a visual timetable and he needed to know like we needed the routine at home as well.

For me because he was getting a bit stressed not knowing when I was going to be at home and also my husband would find it difficult to get nights off to accommodate for me to do sleeping so now I have a set rota.

So he has that’s my same night off each week and my little boy knows as well that that’s the night that mommy sleeps at work. So I very much appreciated the fact that the team changed my hours not my hours but you know he gave me a set rota so that everyone knew because everyone in my house would need to know like when I was gonna be at home.

I wasn’t gonna be at home so that has that was very much appreciated I didn’t know what to expect coming into the job because I’ve not done this kind of work before and didn’t know if i was going to enjoy it and I honestly cannot see myself doing anything different now.

Even with the weekends I actually don’t mind working the weekends I did think that was going to be a bit of a challenge because of child care but that seemed to have worked well as well for my family.

There’s room for you to progress in the job if it’s what you want to do and that’s something that I would like to do.

I’d like to see how far i can go into the in the company and I love the fact that when on my training there was a young well there was a young man on my training who used to be a young person in the home that I work in.

So the fact that he was on the training course that made me feel even more better the fact that okay this yeah i think i’m doing the right thing you know he’s the young person now he’s come back to work in the home so that is very good advertisement for Magnolia house and Homes2Inspire.

Like I said happy to be part of this team I wish I was here from the beginning and I hope to be here for a very long time.

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