Hi, I’m Helen and I joined People First in August 2016 as an IMCA/Care Act Advocate. This came after 16 years working in admin. As a Civil Servant so it’s been a big change for me. I have undertaken a course in Counselling and also Understanding Children and Young People which I feel has helped widen my knowledge and assist me in my role. I find working as an Advocate very interesting and rewarding, I meet people from a diverse range of backgrounds and feel I am privileged to work alongside them to ascertain their views and wishes independently and to support their voice being heard. Each working day is different and leaves me with a sense of job satisfaction and accomplishment. When I’m at home I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising with friends and doing creative hobbies.
Role: IMCA/Care Act Advocate
Area: West Cumbria