A team leader who works for a charity offering palliative care in South Oxfordshire has described the "privilege" of being invited into someone's home to care for them at the end of their life.

Jill Draycott, clinical team leader at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire, was sharing her experiences from her 27 years working for the charity.

She said: "We support people with everything from symptom control to providing end-of-life care, no two days are the same.

"I do support the team with managerial work, but I also get out and visit patients and a lot of my role is really hands on work, I’m lucky enough to experience both aspects of the job.

"Looking after someone in their own home is a privilege, you have been invited in as a guest to do something good and help the person feel better, whether that is administering medication or sitting to have a cup of tea and a chat."

She added: "Knowing I have done something to make the person feel more comfortable is a great feeling, especially when you see the relief on their faces.

"People might assume it is a sad job, but it really isn’t.

"As a team we always support each other and we try to spread as much positivity around as we can, making those moments less sad for the people we support."

The hub currently has multiple vacancies, including a clinical team leader position.

The charity is holding a careers day is on March 5, between 10am and midday.