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 enjoy my role as Support for Carers Service Manager and have a fantastic team to work with.
Kerry currently runs the Harborough Mental Health Carers Group
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.
Jacqui currently runs the Melton and Hinckley groups
Gurjit, Delivery Officer
I have worked in the voluntary sector for many years having been previously involved in community development work in my last role at Oadby & Wigston Community Action. I enjoy working with carers and being able to support them through the many challenges a caring role can bring. I understand the importance of ensuring the carers are well supported to enable them to continue in their caring role.
Gurjit currently runs our Oadby & Wigston, Loughborough and Coalville groups
Hannah, Delivery Officer
I started my career at VASL in 2012 as our Young Carers worker, following careers in the NHS and teaching. I now concentrate on Support for Carers, with responsibility for social media and content creation. I love talking to carers on the phone and really getting into the nitty-gritty of how they're emotionally impacted by their caring role.
Hannah looks after our social media
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.
Suzy currently runs our Whetstone and Harborough groups and co-ordinates Telephone Befriending.
Sheneice, Delivery Officer
I have previously been a support worker for six years, caring for individuals with a variety of disabilities. I have recently completed my degree and was given an internship opportunity to work with the support for carers team, and I can happily say they have offered me a job! I am excited to be working with carers alongside the team as I recognise how challenging caring responsibilities can be.
Sheneice is currently doing the bulk of the Carers Assessments.