Lorraine AndersonFamily Support Worker Team Leader
I’ve been with the charity for 8years, starting as manager of our Resource Centre. As well as administrative duties, I supported individuals as they built up their daily living skills – in craft workshops, by learning computer skills, by volunteering in one of our shops, and by building and maintaining friendships. In February 2018, I moved to our head office to become Deputy Manager of the charity, and, since the beginning of 2019, have taken over as General Manager, as well as Family Support Worker Team Leader.
Paul BambrickFamily Support Worker
I have just joined the Team in January 2019, and hope to promote the Charity in a positive and professional manner. I have over twenty year’s both in Health Care and Social Care, during which I have supported, encouraged and prompted individuals to gain strong independence, increasing their knowledge and skills base and supporting them to build new friendships and while maintaining their current friendships. I look forward to putting my knowledge and experience to a productive use. I feel that I have a strong understanding of the issues that individuals have with CP, and those their families may also face, and I endeavour to do very strong and positive networking along the way, so as to support our service users adequately and signpost people onto to relevant agencies for further support.
Nicola BrockbankFamily Support Worker
I have been with the charity since 2014. I came into this type of work after my son, who is a wheelchair user, left for university. During my years as a full time carer, I set up Wildcats Wheelchair Sports Club in Barrow and a couple of groups for parents of children/young people with a disability. I feel that I have a good understanding of the issues that people with CP and their families might face, and the experience and knowledge to help them. People may find themselves feeling very isolated, and I am able to put them in touch with others in a similar position to help. A network of support is really important, and that is where I see our service as vitally important.