Charlie Raybould
Interim Manager, Headingley Hall

I started working in care 24 years ago when I was 16 years old as a weekend job whilst studying my A-levels.

I progressed into working with elderly adults with learning difficulties and led a group of young adults with Down Syndrome to work within the care industry themselves, supporting them with a career in catering and social care.

I left that role to attend University in Leeds where I studied Interdisciplinary English Literature and History.

After a brief stint working in finance I made a decision to return to care and remain in Leeds and before I knew it, I gained a job at Headingley Hall 14 years ago and have never looked back.
 
I started as a night care assistant before progressing into a Senior Carer role. This made me realise that this was my chosen profession. Seeing the difference, I could make to some one's life by ensuring their health and wellbeing was as supported as possible gave me satisfaction. 

I discovered a keen taste for liaising and providing support to all health professionals who visited Headingley Hall. By working alongside the health professionals and gaining their knowledge and experience, I was able to review our service users with a holistic approach and ensure care remained person centred.

Since then, I progressed to the Deputy Manager role at Headingley Hall and completed my Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care. 

My learning continues every day and I continue to love the challenges each day throws at me. I am excited about the opportunity to lead as Interim Manager and I hope my future continues to progress within the care sector.