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Julie

Julie

Julie

Julie
PAL and Mentor

“Having worked for Real Lives since 2013 I have a good understanding of the ethos and have developed my role within the company, I love working here as I am passionate about recovery, peer support and ensuring people receive the care they deserve. I have experience supporting clients in many activities such as meetings, appointments, housing, community inclusion… I also am a PAL mentor within Real Lives so I support new workers get started on their journey as a PAL where needed.”

 

Causil

Causil

Causil

Causil
PAL

“I have worked for Real lives since 2015 and I am passionate about community support work, and enjoy caring for and encouraging people to reach their goals. I am an active and motivated person and Horse riding is one of my passions alongside the gym, swimming, shopping and walks. I feel I am easy to get on with, I give my all in helping people out and I have a lot of compassion and care to share in my working role, whilst being efficient in the more practical tasks!”

 

Liz

Liz

Liz

Liz
PAL

“My support style is open and positive. I enjoy getting to know people by listening and chatting. I am patient and reliable – if I say I’m going to do something I will do my best to make sure I do. I like supporting people to find solutions and am happy to find out about different options, so people can make choices that suit them. I’m happy to support people with different tasks. I enjoy finding out what people are interested in, as well as sharing my own interests.”

 

Jamie

Jamie

Adam

Jamie
PAL

“I have years of experience supporting individuals with complex issues such as mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse and all round advocacy needs. I am trained to NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care, Advice & Guidance and have a strong knowledge of mental health issues, therapies and medications. I have also recovered from lived experience of mental health, which gives me passion and empathy to support others in similar situations. I have extensive experience of how stigma and lack of understanding can affect sufferers, and I am passionate about changing universal knowledge on these issues. I am really into music, health & wellbeing and spending quality time with family.”

 

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily
PAL

“I am a friendly and empathetic person. I grew up in Switzerland and attended an International school, thus, have met and interacted with many different types of people from different countries. I grew up loving animals and find great comfort in them. I have previously done support work, mainly for the elderly, however I have also had experience with children and young adults.”

 

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel
PAL

“I became a support worker because I like to make a difference to someone’s day. That can mean cleaning the bathroom, doing some paperwork or supporting someone to a social event. I am focused on the needs of the person I am supporting and am happy to learn about their interests. I like making things and enjoy arts and crafts. I like visiting local art exhibitions. I like reading and visiting bookshops. I enjoy going to the cinema. I am not very active so I would like to start some (gentle) exercise. I have two years of experience working as a support worker. I have a degree in Health and Social Care.”

 

Louise

Louise

Louise

Louise
PAL

“I have worked in mental health for around fifteen years, including as an Occupational Therapist, in both the NHS and not-for-profit sector. I really enjoy spending time getting to know people and finding out what is important to them and supporting them to achieve their potential. My approach is patient, reliable and laid back. I am happy to offer varied support including emotional support, getting to know the local area and finding new interests or practical tasks like dealing with mail, tidying, benefits, appointments depending on what the person I am with wants and needs. From my training, I am good at breaking down goals and tasks with people to make more manageable stages so they feel less daunting. My interests include travel, animals, being outdoors, photography, music, and reading, but I am always happy to try new activities and find new interests.”