Carers’ skills and qualities
We will start by listening to Gavin, a young adult carer transitions worker at Renfrewshire Carers Centre, talking about the skills and qualities he has noticed in the young adult carers he works with.
Gavin used some of the following key words and phrases to describe carers:
- able to handle pressure
- in touch with their emotions
- able to identify other people’s emotions.
What are your thoughts about Gavin’s observations? Do you feel you have some of these skills and qualities? Are you organised, reliable, and do you handle pressure well? Are you sensitive to other people’s feelings and understand how to motivate people?