Get to Know Me

Wood’s Homecare provides personalised home care services for clients in Kendal, Cumbria.

We help in getting up for the day, getting dressed, and all aspects of your day!

Zak Wood

 

Hi, I'm Zak! I have been working in the home care industry for over 10 years.

I have extensive experience in homecare, supported living, day centre, and youth clubs.

My first experience of care work was in 2010 at 15 years old, as work experience. 

I remember it well. 

I knew from this experience care work was the career path for me. 

I would play games and assist with day to day activities in the care home. This turned into regular visits as a volunteer.  As time went on my passion for care work and the love of the job grew.

In May 2015 along with a full-time job, I started part-time with a domiciliary care company in Kendal. Two months later this become my full-time job, visiting people in their own homes.

In Sep 2016 I changed my job to work with another care company this time in supported living.

I helped start up the new building along with a few colleagues. 

In May 2017 I decided to move back to community support as I preferred this type of care work. 

In July 2018 the company I worked for closed down the community care side of their company. 

This is when I started Wood’s Homecare. 

I started off with one lady in Kendal, this grew to three.

 

I have Level 2 NVQ and I’m currently working towards my Level 3 lead adult care worker. I am also trained in data protection (GDPR), concussion awareness, dyslexia, food hygiene and safety, equality and diversity, online safety training, autism, and epilepsy. On top of that, I obtained an enhanced DBS and first aid qualifications. I also carry a defibrillator and am fully trained in how to use it

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