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A Social Enterprise providing community based support for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in the South West
Meet the Team: Elaina's Journey

Meet the Team: Elaina's Journey

20 April 2020

From a young age I have always wanted to work in the health care sector, I have worked in many different industries but I can honestly say none of them compare to working for You First. I have only been working for You First for a year but I have learnt so much from colleagues and managers.

After some health difficulties I have had nothing but support and guidance from the You First team, they have helped me with travel restrictions and my roster. They haveeven supported me personally through my diagnosis; for which I cannot thank them enough.

I have grown a strong connection with the people I support. Being able to help people grow and develop skills and ambitions is the most rewarding part of the job. I have enjoyed many times with various different people, and I enjoy each and every one of their different personalities.


Z has a very cheeky side and is always making jokes! I have taken her to lots of different places but my favourite thing about Z is she is so polite and so grateful for everything even though she hasnt had a easy life. Z and I went to see the model of the moon in Sherborne Abbey and she kept saying "this is the best experience of my whole life, I will never ever forget this, thank you Elaina."

Seeing these different people grow and experience things out of the ordinary and putting smiles on their faces is all the job satisfaction I could want. Not only have You First introduced me to all these wonderful people but also keep opening doors to new training and experience. A truly wonderful place to work and people to work with.

If you would like to make a huge difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism, simply drop us a line and we will be in touch with you!