Vanessa joined us in July 2021 to support more families more holistically with a 360 wraparound of services that we can support and signpost to. This includes benefits, accommodation/housing, emotional, social and access to further support, whether that is access to activities, short breaks, or even advocating on behalf of a family to gain further support or interventions for the individual or wider family group. This is a journey we are excited to be on in partnership with our families, perhaps with training and development for parents to be able to advocate for their own needs, looking what a longer-term picture might look like for them, access to education, training, or work, enabling a brighter future that does not include just caring. I have always believed in the mantra “knowledge is power!” and that is true of my own parent carer journey, it has equipped me for the career that I love and chose, to help support other people to live their best lives.
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