Caring Laura puts others first during Covid-19 crisis

30 March 2021

Middlesbrough College student Laura Latheron-Cassule has won an award from her care coordinator for her amazing work and commitment to Caremark and her team during the Covid-19 pandemic.

18 year-old Laura studies on the Level 3 Health & Care programme at Middlesbrough College and also works part-time as a carer at Caremark, a home healthcare service provider in Redcar.

Due to the increasing demand for healthcare workers during the pandemic, compassionate Laura has stepped up and completed extra shifts whilst also studying full-time on her College course. Whilst the situation has been scary, Laura has shown great maturity in her attitude and her hardwork hasn’t gone unnoticed. The team at Caremark recently awarded Laura for her dedication to her role in caring- a true star shining through these dark times.

Laura, who has ambitions of becoming a Midwife said: “It’s been a tough time working through the pandemic, but it’s all been worth it knowing that I am helping others and I’m over the moon that this has been recognised in the workplace.

“I started working part-time at Caremark when I enrolled on my Health & Care course at Middlesbrough College, as my work contributes towards my placement hours for my course, and it’s a bonus that I receive a wage for this too!

“Working alongside my studies has been challenging at times, but I love being a carer! I’m passionate about this sector and I want to make a difference. The experience I am getting from my employment is second to none and I’m hoping this will help me stand out from the crowd when I apply for University next year. I’ve also really enjoyed working out in the community and helping others- I hope that I have made a difference to them during these difficult times.

“I am really enjoying studying my Health & Care course at Middlesbrough College and I would encourage anyone who is thinking about working in the healthcare sector to apply. I’m working towards a qualification in a subject that I am devoted to and loving every second of it!

 “This year has been strange, there’s no denying that, but the teachers at Middlesbrough College have gone above and beyond, delivering outstanding lessons online and supporting us from home.”

If like Laura you have ambitions of working in the healthcare sector, why not apply for a Health & Care programme at Middlesbrough College? We are accepting applications for September 2021! Apply today.

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