Role – I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the CareLink project.
Experience – I have worked in the city for the past 18 years, I started my journey working with the homeless within the city and later managed a homeless hostel for eight years. I have also managed a mental wellbeing accommodation unit. I have worked in the voluntary sector for many years and have built up some excellent professional working relationships across Stoke-on-Trent. The opportunity came for me to take on a completely new challenge managing CareLink and I jumped at the chance. We have some very lonely people living in North Staffordshire and this service offers a much needed be-friending service to enhance their health and social wellbeing.
On CareLink – CareLink is much more than a befriending service. It offers one-to-one support for clients that need it and also enhances the quality of life for everyone involved in the project, including the clients, volunteers and also the staff that work there.