MEET THE TEAM
I have been employed in the caring industry for 21 years and worked in Residential homes, Nursing homes and hospitals. I've gained experience in lots of settings. I am mostly experienced in general healthcare, this includes knowledge and training in Epilepsy, Diabetes, Medication Administration and Wound Dressing, identification of illness and emergencies.
I have also completed a short course for physiotherapy assistance. I currently hold certification in, Epilepsy awareness, (including administering rescue medications), Safe Guarding, First Aid, Value and Diversity, Health and Safety, Moving and Handling, Medication, Dispensing, Administration and storage. I strive to enable people in supporting their wishes as far as I can.
I moved to Cornwall from the London area in 1984.
I was a qualified butcher until being made redundant in 2009.
In 1998 I began working as a Volunteer with disabled groups including PHAB club and Mid Cornwall Lifestyles and I enjoy enabling people to integrate into the community. I have taken groups and individuals out on day trips, weekends away and on holiday abroad.
I have NVQ Level 2 in care.
I married in 1990 and my wife has a son aged 49 who has cerebal palsy.
In my spare time I enjoy exploring Cornwall, watching live sport in particular Cricket and Football and doing Suduko puzzles.
I am mother to 3 daughters and have 4 grandchildren.
In 2002 I started working at Doubletrees school leaving after 5 years to become a Personal Assistant to a young man, enabling him to access the community and enjoy meaningful daytime and evening activities, including supporting him on holidays.
I started at Mid Cornwall Hub in 2011 and enjoy the various activities on offer. I qualified as a swimming teacher teaching at a local school and also gained my Lifesaving qualification working at Polkyth.
I support our Service Users once a week, teaching swimming trying to incorporate lots of fun!
I have a particular interest in communication and am well versed in Makaton.
In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, sewing and gardening.