Registered Manager/Service Lead - Doncaster
My name is Tracy Reid and I was going to say I’ve been working in the care sector for over 20 years. I started my career in the care industry as a support worker and over the years I have achieved various qualifications which includes my Diploma 5 in health and social care.
Over the years I’ve established new residential care and supported living homes and been responsible for all aspects of assisting and encouraging people within the learning disabilities sector. Individual support plans, risk assessments, policies and procedures, new legislation and new ideas have been – and are – important aspects of my daily work but what I most enjoy is supporting and empowering those in my care.
We all have dreams and challenges in life and we all grow in confidence and contentment when we develop new skills and find a new pastime we enjoy and people with learning disabilities are no different. The needs of every individual must be understood and met, of course, but they must be fully involved in all decision-making about their lives and encouraged to feel, and become, part of the wider community in which they live.