William Betters from our Flintshire office says he wants to break the stereotype that a position in care is more suited to women and is encouraging more men to become carers.
The 49-year-old has worked as a care worker for five years. He looks after the elderly and vulnerable in the area.
He said: “It’s a common misconception that care work is more suited to women. They’re seen as the more kind and caring gender. I want to break this stereotype. There are kind, hardworking and caring men out there who would make fantastic care workers, but they may not have ever thought about working in the industry.
“I want to encourage them to give caring a go. I have found it to be an extremely rewarding career path. No two days are the same and I work with wonderful individuals and make lifelong friends of our service users.
“By having male carers for male service users, we’re also helping to prevent many from being very lonely. Loneliness is a ‘silent epidemic’ among men in Britain, with more than one in three feeling lonely at least once a week according to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.”
William is one of a handful of men working in an industry dominated by women.
He is vocal about the role that he plays and is an ambassador for male care workers in his locality.
William is a kind and giving individual. He has demonstrated, both in and outside work, what a caring person he is. It would be a blessing to have more men like William working in the care industry.
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