Why did you choose to work for Waverley Care?
I was so interested in the work as I am passionate about Human Rights and equality, and reducing stigma and shame. I have a lifelong interest in health and wellbeing, and this job encompassed all of the above.
Tell us about life before Waverley Care.
I have had quite a lot of life before Waverley Care! Too much to pack in here, but highlights include living in Portugal and Italy, being a musician and performer, training as a Nurse and complementary therapist, living in Manchester for 5 years and getting a Health Sciences degree from Salford University, having two children after meeting my husband in 2002, working with Gypsy Travellers, building my own house.
What do you most enjoy about working with Waverley Care?
It is all about being there for people who need us, but I also enjoy educating and training the public and professionals; challenging misperceptions and misinformation.
What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy learning and am fascinated by Mindfulness so I am currently doing an MSc in Studies in Mindfulness. I like meditation, walking the dogs, running. And I usually have about 3 books on the go at once.
Who inspires you?
Right now, I am awestruck by Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish environmental activist. She has received Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassadors of Conscience’ Award, at age 16 years. To be so committed and powerfully impassioned for a cause that affects us all, and to use her voice so effectively and bravely, is very inspiring.