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, Carers Services 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.
The Carers Wellbeing Team comprises:
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 and Blaby district carers support groups
I started my career at VASL in 2012 as our Young Carers Manager, following careers in the NHS and teaching. In 2019 I decided to concentrate on adult carers. My favourite part of my job is talking to carers one-to-one and really getting into the nitty-gritty of how they're impacted by their caring role. Sometimes we are the only people carers feel they can be completely truthful with.
Hannah runs the Melton district carers support group and helps look after our social media
I have previously been a support worker for six years, caring for individuals with a variety of disabilities. After completing my degree I was given an internship opportunity to work with the support for carers team, and happily they 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 runs the Charnwood and NWL carers support groups and helps co-ordinate our telephone befriending scheme.
I feel very lucky to be working as part of the Support For Carers Team. I only joined in December 2019, have been made to feel so welcome and am absolutely loving it!
No two days are ever the same. It’s amazing to hear what our carers are going through and so uplifting to know that they feel supported by us and less alone.
Whether they are looking for advice, support or just someone to chat to, it’s a real privilege.
Elaine is our full-time office based team member, she also co-ordinates the Telephone Befriending Scheme.
I started at Support for Carers as a graduate intern from De Montfort University. I have a passion to support the well-being of others and assist in making a change.
I feel honoured to now be a member of the Support for Carers team following my internship and enjoy spending every day making a difference to the carers of Leicestershire.
I am always up for a friendly chat and happy to be the shoulder carers may need during their caring journey.
Sarah runs our Harborough and Hinckley & Bosworth carers groups and helps look after social media