Merryl's story | Oxfordshire County Council

Merryl's story

“I honestly don’t know what I’d do without Merryl.”

With almost a decade of experience, Care Worker Merryl Rautenbach, is greatly appreciated by those she cares for.

“She is so lovely and friendly. We have a special bond,” says Hilary Davies, 84, an Oxfordshire resident Merryl cares for.

“She takes an interest in me, looks out for my health, and we have a laugh. What more could you want?”

People not paper

Merryl was a nurse. But that’s not what makes her a good care worker, or why people respond so well to her.

In fact, it’s not about qualifications at all – you get all the training you need when you join the team.

  • Tough but kind
  • patient
  • caring
  • respectful

These are the values that make great care workers.

“It is always rewarding.”

“I love my job,” says Merryl. “I enjoy being with people, interacting, and seeing I can make a difference. I like promoting people’s independence.”

People across Oxfordshire need care workers like Merryl in places like:

  • Witney
  • Chipping Norton
  • Banbury
  • Bloxham
  • Thame
  • Ickford
  • Oxford

Think you have the right mix of values and want a rewarding career in care? Then we want you.

Find out more about working in social care or head straight here to find a role near you

Last reviewed
07 March 2017
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