Tracy Beaker Returns: Profile: Gina Conway
Hi, I’m Gina. I’ve worked at Elm Tree House for a few years now. Of course it’s stressful - working in care always is - but Mike really knows how to run a care home and it’s great working alongside someone with so much experience. Sometimes when our young people play up, Mike goes a bit easier on them than I would but that’s about the worst you can say about him. I thought he’d had a rush of blood to the head when he hired Tracy, but actually that girl has the makings of a really fine care worker. Don’t tell her I said that, she’ll be impossible!
Me and my husband, Greg, we love kids. The house felt kinda empty after our two boys left home, so we started fostering. But Greg’s at work all day and after a while I wanted a more sociable job, one that got me out the house more. Luckily I found the job at Elm Tree House and I’ve been working here ever since. I like it better in a care home rather than fostering, because this way I get to work with more young people at once.
On the Dumping Ground:
You see all sorts in my job. From angels to devils and everything in between. Honestly, some of the stories would break your heart. I always think if I’ve helped a young person feel a little bit better about themselves during my shift, then I’ve done a good day’s work.