It might be intense but it’s also rewarding says specialist care support worker Kerrie Nevin.
“There is nowhere quite like ASC in Scotland at the moment,” says Kerrie Nevin of her employer ASC. “It is literally the only unit of its kind.”
ASC is an advanced specialist care unit based in Balbeggie, Perthshire where Kerrie, 34, is a Senior Support Worker. Every day she works with people with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Her job itself is one of the most challenging care roles out there, but she believes it can also be one of the most rewarding.
“Here the care provided is less clinical and focused on enabling individuals to live as independently as possible,” said Kerrie of ASC, which consists of three purpose-built units, a converted hotel and – a few miles away in Coupar Angus – specialist bungalows “Beyond ASC, the closest option is a hospital environment. Many of our residents have had to travel from all over Scotland to come to our unit.”