A series celebrating key workers with learning disabilities. EQUALS employment clients share their experiences of working during lockdown.
Where I work: Fortuna Healthcare.
What is your job?
My job is an assistant at a warehouse.
Where did you work during lockdown?
During the lockdown, I worked at a company called Fortuna Healthcare.
How did your job change during lockdown?
My job changed dramatically during the lockdown which means that I couldn’t get the bus to work so my dad had to drop me off by car.
What was it like to work through the lockdown?
At the start of the lockdown, it was really difficult, but as it progressed, it became so much easier for me and I enjoyed myself!
What were the worst moments?
The worst moment was that when I got to see my friend Alex at the start of every day, I couldn’t shake his hand.
What were the best moments?
The best moments were that when I did 30 invoices in four hours and I worked on a computer with one of my colleagues.
How do you feel now that lockdown has been eased?
Now that lockdown has been eased, I feel so pleased with myself!
Our company has recently exhibited at this year’s Pharmacy Show at the NEC Birmingham – see photo. As always this important exhibition remains the flagship event in the pharmacy calendar and allows us to showcase our product range to pharmacists
Our company recently held a pizza lunch for our longstanding colleague Farida Bacha who retired after having served our company over many years. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by Farida and our staff alike.