I started working at The Disabilities Trust's Ernest Kleinwort Court in 1992 as part of the bank worker staff team, after attending a function evening with a friend who used to work here. I soon became permanent (days) and have not looked back since. I have worked both day and night shifts as a support worker, was promoted to Senior when on nights, gaining my Level 3 NVQ. I came back onto days when my children were old enough and was then fortunate enough to become the training co-ordinator, & gain my A1 Assessors Award, PTLLS Level 4 (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). Following on from this I was again promoted to Assistant Manager, Head of Care and have just started my Level 5 - Leadership Management in Health & Social Care. Each day brings something new. If you like working with people then this is the job for you. It is hard work but extremely rewarding."

- Lisa, Ernest Kleinwort Court

"I have been with The Disabilities Trust for 6 months and am still finding out something new every day. I like the idea that the work I do (as for all roles within the Trust) improves the lives of the residents within our services. I enjoy supporting staff and working with them to look at ways of improving selection, recruitment and retention of staff at the Trust. I was delighted to assist the Disabilities Lifestyles division in accompanying three residents ice skating and chat to them about what it's like to live at a service within the Trust."

- Jayne, HR Advisor

I've been a nurse for over 22 years and have worked for different companies over that time, but I have never experienced any of the opportunites offered to me by the Disabilities Trust. For me working for BIRT was the best move I have ever made in my career. Since commencing employment at Graham Anderson House I have received the most comprehensive training, been involved in challenging situations, have met wonderful service users and staff and have been afforded the opportunity to develop myself. With the Trust I feel valued and support, and that was also a new experience for me."

- Nurse, Graham Anderson House

"I joined EKC on 2 January 2013. I had previously been involved in care work before and was told about Ernest Kleinwort Court through a friend. I enjoy working here; the service users and staff have been great. I have enjoyed the training I have received and looking forward to furthering my career here at EKC."

- Donna, Ernest Kleinwort Court