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Pete

Pete

Pete

Pete
PAL and Tech Support

“I have been working with Real Lives since 2013. I provide recovery-focused, person-led support drawing upon my own personal lived experience, training and work within mental health services. I value honesty and healthy, balanced approaches, taking small steps to reach the individual’s goals. I work very hard at organising myself in order to stay consistently reliable and dependable. I also work on the Real Lives IT systems and provide support to other members of staff.”

 

Adam

Adam

Adam

Adam
PAL

“I have been a PAL at Real Lives since 2014 and in that time supported a number of clients. I am able to be a consistent role model in a someone’s life and adapt with them as their journey develops. I would say my support style is relaxed and flexible. I work well with people of all ages, both men and women. I have a good track history for doing good cleans, shops and helping people organise their homes. I am currently studying at University and I enjoy Yoga and other sports.”

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah
PAL

“I have worked at Real Lives since 2020. I enjoy supporting people with tasks around their homes (cleaning etc.) and community, such as shopping and keeping appointments, such as medical and beauty, and like to think that I am helping them live more comfortably and independently. My hobbies outside of work are walking my dog, crafting – eg crochet & painting, watching movies and just chilling listening to music.”