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Former DJ Samuel Barnes is now working in a care home after he took a drastic career change during the pandemic.

A former DJ is now working in a care home after he took a drastic career change during the pandemic.

Samuel Barnes, from Camborne, lost his job as a nightclub DJ in 2020 as a result of restrictions caused by COVID-19. A combination of the lockdown-induced closure of the hospitality and leisure sectors and the tragic loss of his mother at the start of 2020 inspired Samuel to pursue a new career path in care. 

Samuel followed his mother’s wish and became a support worker at Rosewarne, a residential care home for disabled adults with complex care needs in Camborne, Cornwall, in August 2020.

Since then, Samuel has been taking part in all aspects of Rosewarne life, including the care home’s Christmas party and bake off, and has bonded with both residents and fellow carers. 

Samuel Barnes, Support Worker at Rosewarne, said: “The Rosewarne team are amazing, so caring and down to Earth, as are the residents. My favourite thing about working at Rosewarne is the way that the team do their absolute best to provide the best care for the residents. 

“I loved the job from the minute I started, and I was able to transfer skills such as listening and patience from my job as a DJ. I’m so glad I changed career and would like to thank Salutem for the opportunity you have given me in this role.”

www.salutemcareandeducation.co.uk

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