A day in the life of Berni Lomax, Assistant Care Coordinator

Have you ever wondered what an Assistant Care Coordinator does? We’ve quizzed Berni Lomax who has been a member of the Support for Independence team since October 2019 to explain …

1. Where are you from?

Bury is my hometown, I still live and work here now.

2. What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My cat comes in every morning at 5am, I try to ignore him but he starts knocking things over so I have to get up and let him out otherwise he might break something.

3. What does an average day look like for you?

There is no such thing as an average day in my job. I usually try and start out with a plan. If I’m not with a client I am in the office working on support plans, rotas, and attending MDT’s. It can all change with just a moment’s notice. I might have to provide cover. No two days are the same, we’re very busy but that’s one of the things I really enjoy about my job.

4. What’s been the single best moment of your career?

It would be hard to single out one best moment. I have so many great moments. I feel lucky that not only do I have the opportunities to develop my own skills, but I see the improvements my clients make, and those moments happen almost every day. As their skills develop their confidence grows and those are the best moments.

5. If you didn’t do this job – what would you do?

I have always wanted to work in a caring role. I have always seen myself looking after others. I looked after my own children before embarking on a career in care. It was the best thing I ever did. I spent 16 years working with children and adults with varying needs before joining the team at Support for Independence. I am driven by bringing out the best in people and this role allows me to do that.