top of page
  • Theo Chatzakis


I joined Ubu at the end of April last year. What seems like a very different time now. The national lockdown was in full effect and this new journey I was starting felt exciting, even when everything around us seemed growingly more difficult. I was introduced to a few managers who were instantly warm and welcoming. I felt unsure at first because I had never done anything like this before, saying that in my interview even. I was greeted with reassuring words and examples of why that can be an advantage in social care.

I'm a South African from Johannesburg, more than 13 000 kilometers away. And yet I feel a sense of community with the people I work with and the people we serve. Ubu created an atmosphere where we can rely on each other and feel supported as well as supporting others. I found myself belonging to ubu quickly because of the diversity of staff backgrounds. You have to try hard to find two people the same here. I think Ubu looks for people who would always lend a hand, to complete strangers even and people who believe in doing the right thing, always. Those are values I share and I believe in.

I am incredibly thankful to Ubu for reaching out to me and supporting me to feel welcome when I come from seemingly halfway across the world, like I'm sure a lot of you are too. If you admire those same values and if you want to meet some incredible people in the process, then ubu is the place for you.


Why not, sit back and read more about some of our great successes.

bottom of page