Hi I am new here. I'm a 30 year old female and I work as a careworker in my local area. I have 3 regular clients and I do lots of cover for colleagues on a short-term basis.
I get on very well with this particular client. He lost his wife a few months ago and during my last visit with her I got in more shopping for them for stuff that was running low. I served her dinner in bed as she was too unwell to get up. Both of them were really grateful for my help and since then the family have asked specifically for me. So my client now lives on his own and we have our own banter going on etc.
Tonight I was helping him get ready for bed (he has had quite a few falls at home whilst getting ready for bed and so it was included in his care plan to help him dress for bed in case he fell again) and he said I was lovely. We hugged a few times and he then squeezed my bum. I felt very uncomfortable and didn't know where to look. I couldn't even look at him in the eyes and I feel awful for letting this happen. He's a nice enough bloke but is this something I need to report? I have a feeling that by telling my supervisors it'll mean my service with him might stop and he might think I'm being unfair.
Is there any reason why I feel like this? I feel as though I've invited the behaviour because I'm slim and look young for my age. My boyfriend and family are now angry since I've told them and I wish I hadn't said anything.