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Liz

Liz

Name: Liz Age Range: 45 – 65
Job Role: PAL
Mode of Transport: Bike & Public transport
Working Week: I am available to work Monday to Wednesday 12-5pm and Thursday & Friday 9-5
Support Style:My support style is open and positive. I enjoy getting to know people, listening and chatting. I am patient and reliable – if I say I’m going to do something I’ll 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 – to go to appointments or meetings with people, sorting out things at home, and completing forms etc.

I enjoy finding out what people are interested in, as well as sharing my interests. I like going out and about, walking, riding my bike, going to parks. I enjoy galleries, the cinema, being creative, listening to music, playing games and yoga. I like making things – clothes, jam, wine, I’ll have a go at most things!

Meaningful Quote:
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

Causil

Causil

Name: Causil Age Range: 40-50
Job Role: PAL
Mode of Transport: Car
Working Week: I am available to work at Real Lives Monday – Friday 9-5
Support Style:I love being a PAL as I enjoy meeting new people, chatting and going out in the community, however I am also good at working in the home with people and helping them manage their household tasks. I am caring towards my clients and I feel supporting people comes naturally to me. I have worked with people who have lots of different experiences, difficulties and potential. I think I have a lot of patience also I have a life experience in care work, and have built on this in lots of ways by working at Real lives. I have lots of interests including horse riding, keeping fit, swimming, walking, shopping and generally socialising with people.
Meaningful Quote:
Have patience. Things manifest in divine order.

Nigel

Nigel

Name: Nigel Age Range: 55 – 65
Job Role: PAL
Mode of Transport: Car and Public Transport
Working Week: I am available for work at Real Lives Mon – Fri 9-5pm
Support Style:Relaxed and Person Centered. I like to help empower people to make decisions which will have a positive impact on their lives. I have a previous career in engineering which surprisingly perhaps has furnished me with a host of interpersonal skills that I have been able to bring to my role with Real Lives, such as communicating with a diverse variety of people from all walks of life. I have experience of recovery focused principles gained from attending the Nottingham Recovery College. I am a good listener and problem solver. I am also a keen advocate of Mindfulness, having taken an accredited course and which I still practice regularly. I like to work in a laid back and easy going manner and at a manageable pace. Supporting people to live the lives they want to, as much as possible and to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Anything is possible. I like to walk and jog for fitness, for relaxation I love to read and listen to music. I am even learning to play the ?ukulele?albeit not very well.
Meaningful Quote:
I can’t change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Fay

Fay

Name: Fay Age Range: 25 – 30
Job Role: PAL
Mode of Transport: Car/public transport
Working Week: I work at Real Lives Monday to Friday 9-5
Support Style:I have just finished a degree in health and social care and I have worked with Real Lives for 3 years. I enjoy working with a wide range of different people both male and female. I am down to earth and have a casual working style in a non-judgemental way. I enjoy helping organise and attending peoples appointments, and enjoy helping out around the house. I appreciate walks and going for food within the community.
Meaningful Quote:
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.