Meet the SFC team
We thought you'd like to meet the people behind the Support for Carers service, including our telephone advice line. As you'll see, our team are all very experienced when it comes to supporting carers.
Kerry, Service Manager
I have been working for the voluntary sector for over 15 years, developing and implementing new services across Leicestershire. During this time, I have supported carers and gained a vast knowledge of the difficulties and challenges carers face. It's crucial that our carers are supported in every which way, in order to carry out their caring role. I am enjoying my new role as Support for Carers Service Manager and have a fantastic team to work with.
Jacqui, Delivery Officer
I have been supporting carers in the Harborough District for many years, which has given me a very good understanding of the everyday problems that carers face. Originally from Essex, I have lived and worked in Market Harborough since 1989.
Gurjit, Delivery Officer
I have lived and worked in Leicestershire for over 20 years at a variety of organisations. Most recently, I was involved in community development work at Oadby & Wigston Community Action.
Jackie, Delivery Officer
I am passionate about bringing carers together and bringing my ideas and enthusiasm to the team. Having been a carer myself, I understand it can be isolating and how, without the right support and information, it can be frustrating and your own health can suffer.
Hannah, Delivery Officer
I have previously worked in the NHS and in education, and started my career at VASL several years ago as our Young Carers worker. Now I'm enjoying working with adults as well as under-18s, and have a particular interest in mental health. Caring for someone with mental health difficulties presents unique challenges, not least the fear of stigma that families can face. It's really important that carers are able to access non-judgemental, understanding advice from the Support for Carers team.
Suzy, Delivery Officer
I have worked with people in and around Leicestershire and Rutland with all manner of disabilities for most of my working life. I have personal experience of being a carer and thoroughly understand the ups and downs this brings to everyday life. I am really looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Support for Carers team at VASL.