1. Where are you from?
I am from Stockport and have lived here all of my life.
2. Where did you study?
I studied at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College. I completed my NVQ Level 5 in leadership and management as a work-based learning qualification.
3. Where did you work previously?
I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability for 10 years. I worked across two different services firstly I worked in an acquired brain injury rehabilitation unit as a support worker, therapy coordinator and then team leader. I then went on to work at a 20-bed supported living service for adults with learning and physical disabilities and spinal injuries. I have also worked as a service manager at a service for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions.
4. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My alarm and plenty of coffee!
5. What’s an average day look like for you?
Wake up, drink coffee, have breakfast, drive to work listening to music as this puts me in a good mood for the day! arrive at the office, catch up with the lovely team, check emails and go out visiting the people we support. No two days are the same and that’s what I love about working at AMS Case Management.
6. What’s been the single best moment of your career?
Being part of a small team of people that set up a brand-new outreach service from scratch, and watching it take off and be successful. There is no better feeling than seeing people in need smile because of something you have been part of creating.
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Still working with the lovely team here at AMS Case Management, maybe to do some further education or training to develop my skills.
8. If you didn’t do this job – what would you do?
I would go back into a management role in the adult social care services.