real lives

Works Tuesday PM

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.”

 

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!”

 

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.”

 

Nigel

Nigel

Nigel

Nigel
PAL

“My previous career in engineering surprisingly perhaps has furnished me with 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 studied Recovery principles and mindfulness both of which I use daily. I like to work in a laid back and easy-going manner supporting people to live the lives they want to. I like to walk and jog for fitness, for relaxation I love to read and listen to music.”

 

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.”

 

Mike

Mike

Mike

Mike
PAL

“I enjoy working at Real Lives as it gives me the opportunity to talk to people from all kinds of different backgrounds. I enjoy computer games as well as football. During support sessions I’m open to doing all sorts of activities. I have experience of working with clients with mental health challenges and learning disabilities, and previous experience working with children. I am naturally empathetic and have a friendly approach, I enjoy learning new approaches and gaining new experience.”

 

Fay

Fay

Fay

Fay
Senior PAL and Assistant Manager

“I have worked at Real Lives since 2014 when studying for my health and social care degree. I am down to earth and have a casual working style in a non-judgemental way. I enjoy helping organise where needed, attending people’s appointments, helping out around the house, as well as community activities such as walking and groups. In 2018 I became Assistant Manager, this role now includes setting up and co-ordinating packages, developing wellness and safety plans and supervising PALs.”

 

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy
Head of Operations

Management

“I am an OT by background, working in adult mental health and forensic services. I joined Real Lives in 2012 with Sue and Nicole and have developed the service with the amazing team at Real lives and Crocus ever since. I oversee the day to day running of Real Lives and all clinical and financial aspects of the company with the support of our lovely team. I help people enter the service, as well as ensure all existing client’s packages are working for them, making changes where needed.”

 

Naomi

Naomi

Naomi

Naomi
Senior PAL and PAL Trainer

“I am an Occupational Therapist by background and have worked in various services in statutory services and the voluntary sector. I enjoy working with people in a collaborative way, I am happy to work flexibly and creatively to find solutions to difficulties. I am quite a friendly and open person. I have experience of dealing with different staff and agencies and don’t mind supporting people with practical matters. As well as supporting clients, my role at Real Lives includes organising Training for PALs, setting up packages, wellness planning and supervising PALs.”