Hi there, my name is Louise, I joined County Care in June 2017 and lead the Community Skills Project in Lincolnshire. Over the past 12 years I have worked with vulnerable children, young people, adults and families. I have worked in educational settings, youth and community settings supported families within their home and supported housing projects. Prior to this I worked for several years as a care worker in residential and nursing homes. My work has involved working with those experiencing social, emotional and mental health issues, behavioral difficulties and learning disabilities. Over the years I have gained qualifications in Education, Health and Social Care and Counselling as well as attending many training days, completing online tutorials and attending seminars.

In my last employment, I worked for a service providing a specialist advisory and support provision to schools, aimed to reduce exclusion rates in Lincolnshire and promote inclusion. I provided training and advise along with behaviour intervention plans to school staff in relation to the management of behavioural difficulties and learning disabilities. Although I enjoyed this work, I missed the direct work with service users and thus when this role came up I knew it would be ideal.

I feel proud to be part of the team here and have built delightful relationships with all our service users. I am amazed at the good work they are doing for the community from volunteering at community centres to litter picking on the beach. The guys give so much back. There are lots of projects for our service users to get involved in, all of which facilitate learning, experience and independence. I love my job; no two days are the same here and every day brings something new and exciting.