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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.”

 

Sophie

Sophie

Sophie

Sophie
PAL

“I am person-centred and flexible. I enjoy doing things around the home, helping people to get organised, as well as going out in the community and doing activities. I particularly enjoy going out for walks in nature, yoga/meditation, cooking and being creative. I have experience in support work in different roles and am training to be a person-centred psychotherapist so am a good listener, calm and empathetic. I have a positive outlook on life and see the best in people.”

 

Scarlett

Scarlett

Scarlett

Scarlett
PAL

“I have quite a gentle, calm support style, I enjoy supporting people to get out or to complete everyday activities and tasks. I am interested in nature, science, learning, animals, cooking (although I am vegan so would not be happy cooking meat myself), nutrition and wellbeing, women’s rights issues. I love cinema, music and enjoy poetry and art exhibitions. I worked as a social worker for 10 years working with different groups. I have lots of experience in decision making for people with cognitive difficulties. I do school talks and cooking demos for Animal Aid. I am part of a local activism group and cover Regenerative Culture – to support the wellbeing of the group. I am currently training to be an acupuncturist.”

 

Sally

Sally

Sally

Sally
PAL

“I have two years of support work experience so far and am looking forward to meeting more clients through my position as a PAL. I like to be active and enjoy providing encouragement for others to keep active, I appreciate the benefits of spending time outdoors as well as becoming involved in the community. I am very keen to support individuals to make their homes comfortable and clean environments to be in, so am not afraid to get stuck into helping organise belongings and cleaning in the home. I like to connect with others through common experiences or interests, as well as embracing differences. I hope I can provide some much-needed motivation and support to anyone seeking help in their lives and help them to move forward.”

 

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.”

 

Emma

Emma

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Emma
PAL

“I have a background of working with young adults with emotional difficulties, and have studied within the health and social care field. When it comes to the difficulties we all may face in everyday life I feel an inclusive society is the way forward in helping everyone reach their potential in life. I am a person centred and hands on PAL, I like to take my time in getting to know someone and pride myself in being an approachable person.”

 

Sash

Sash

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Sash
PAL

“I work a few hours as a PAL a week alongside another job. I enjoy delivering creative support and I am happy to try new activities. I am an artist; I enjoy photography and I like animals and being outdoors. I would be very happy to visit cultural and arty things during support and help research and find places to visit which are of interest to a client. I have taught English in Cambodia in the past, as well as sports coaching, and I have been a Quidditch captain!”