Clare Compton, Occupational Therapist

Pysiotherapist230x325As the daughter of a nurse, I spent my childhood hearing so many wonderful stories about how the NHS was there for people in their hour of need. 

My mum showed me how rewarding a career in healthcare could be, but it wasn't until I was in my teens that I knew I wanted to follow in her footsteps. 

I was actually working in Specsavers when I realised I wanted to pursue a career in occupational therapy. 

The buzz that comes from helping someone carry out the everyday activities that most of us do without even thinking about was massive and I knew straight away it was all I wanted to do. 

My training was fantastic as I was able to do it nearby with Oxford Brookes University and, since qualifying, I've been helping people in their own homes to live healthy, independent lives. 

Working outside of the traditional hospital setting is lovely as not only do you get to travel around but it means you really get to know the people you're looking after which, for me, is one of the best parts of the job.

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