Meet the Team
Our team provide the best service for Carers with Carers at the heart of the services we offer.
Here’s a bit about some of the team….
Carers Services Manager
I have been working with Unpaid Carers since 2016. I was attracted to the sector after seeing the needs that my mum had as a Carer and her not being aware of services available.
I started with Gloucestershire Carers Hub since October 2019. My background is in Mental health and Learning Disabilities. I worked in the community and supported housing and continue to enjoy my work supporting unpaid Carers in our community and working towards making caring more visible.
Carer Community Facilitator
I have been working with Carers since 2018. I currently organise and plan virtual activities for Carers to access during lockdown. I also write and compose the quarterly newsletter and weekly communication. My passion is to make sure Carers have activities which they enjoy and can regularly meet others and share experiences.
Keyworker Team Leader
My name is Claire and I am the new Team Leader for the Keyworker Team at Gloucestershire Carers Hub. My previous role was Team Leader at The Carers Hub in Stoke and Staffordshire. I have been with the company for 3 years and have enjoyed supporting Carers of all ages and backgrounds.
I am a keyworker covering the South Cotswold area and have worked with Carers for over six years. My role is to complete Carers assessments and provide information, advice and guidance to improve the wellbeing of Carers.
I have been working with Carers since 2008 and have been part of the Gloucestershire Carers Hub team since it started in 2019. My background is in housing, benefits and working with young people leaving. I’m currently a Keyworker at the Hub supporting Carers and doing Carers assessments. My favourite way to relax is baking while dancing round the kitchen listening to loud music!
Health and Wellbeing Advisor
I began working for the Gloucestershire Carers Hub in 2019 and oversee the Health and Wellbeing referrals for Carers who may need emotional support as well as delivering wellbeing sessions. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor with lived Carer experience and am passionate and committed to supporting unpaid Carers and helping them to live their best caring life possible.
I started work with Gloucestershire Carers Hub in February 2020. My background is in nursing, I have worked in Primary and Community Care, including surgery. My current role involves working alongside hospitals, primary care and NHS professionals within the community to raise the profile of Carers and improve the support available to them.
I started working with Gloucestershire Carers Hub at the beginning of November 2020. I work to help us connect the work we do for Carers with other organisations including employers, businesses, local statutory services and voluntary sector organisations to help ensure that we communicate effectively and collaborate. I am interested in building sustainable communities and also in the power of creative practice to change people’s lives.
I have worked in Social Care for just over 20 years now in different roles starting my career in adult social care, then moving into children and families and child protection. I have also worked in mental health and with the NHS on developing new initiatives throughout Gloucestershire. I love working with Carers, I’m passionate about supporting and empowering them to understand their worth and ensure they have the toolkit to access everything they need to maintain their own wellbeing and fulfilling their own achievements and potential in life whilst doing the hardest unpaid job in the world!