After a successful career in the catering industry and local Government, Chris Bulteel embarked on a new and unexpected career path – he became a local care worker.
Charting the author’s colourful experiences, Trust Me, I’m a Care Worker is a humorous and thought-provoking collection of diary entries, shared to celebrate and highlight the great work that care workers do, and also to inspire others to join the care sector.
It highlights how clients displayed a huge spirit in the face of enormous adversity and how it also taught Chris humility and understanding. It tells of the many friendships formed during his time as a care worker and team leader in the care sector, where he eventually became Chair of the staff association, representing some 700 staff.
The book also has a serious side and it highlights the many issues that the care sector currently faces.
Chris Bulteel was born in Gloucester and attended the cathedral school, where he later became a chorister. On leaving school, he entered the catering industry, where he subsequently had a varied career, including in hotel and catering management. At the age of 26, he entered local government as a town Councillor and became the Mayor of Wimborne. He later moved to Poole and was made Sheriff of Poole, followed by Mayor of Poole. He sat on and chaired many committees and became Chair of the Dorset Fire Authority. Aged 54, he left the catering trade and found himself in a new and unexpected career, as a care worker. He is currently living in Poole, Dorset.