My name is Gary Cook and I have been working at Challoner House since April 2011. I started here as a senior carer and then got promoted to Lead Senior Carer.
When the Care Practitioner course was introduced, I was one of the first people in Barchester to complete the programme. After about 9 months, with lots of training and support from the nurses and my mentor, I passed and have been working as a care practitioner ever since.
I work alongside the nurses and assist them in their everyday duties, from administering medication to wound care.
I love working with older people and enjoy the challenges that it brings.