I started my career in social care. Over the years I have worked in residential and supported living settings for various care providers. I started as a support worker and progressed through the ranks to become a deputy manager and have worked with people with diverse needs. This includes those with autism, mental health difficulties, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.
This work has been fulfilling for me as I have supported people to achieve goals and fulfil their potential.
I firmly believe that every moment has potential, and this can only be achieved through a person-centred approach and teamwork. This includes the people we support, their circle of support, staff and commissioners. I am very passionate and driven to ensure that people we support live safe and fulfilling lives and that has been my life goal.
When I’m not at work, I am a deacon at my local church. And during my spare time, I like to read books, exercise and spend quality time with my family.