It’s nice to know who you’ll be speaking to when you pick up the phone, which is why we’ve been running a series of ‘meet and greet’ articles to help carers get to know our Adult Carers Team. This time it’s the turn of Angela and Chris to introduce themselves, their roles and say a bit about themselves.
Angela, Emergency Card Scheme Administrator
I have now worked for SCC for years. I started on a temporary 6-month contract registering our new carers. I was then offered another 6-month contract as our registration list was so large. After this, I took over the Emergency Card administration permanently.
I love doing the job I do, and it ties in with my previous roles as a paid care worker in a home and out in the community. My experience here helps me to complete peoples’ Emergency Card plans and ask those awkward questions that make all the difference in an emergency situation!
Out of work I have started making my own clothes again, I love scrapbooking and making my own cards. I enjoy going away in my caravan and hope next year will be better so we can visit more places on my weekends off! Lastly, I have 4 grandchildren and love spending time with them all.
To request an emergency card, contact Angela by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01793 975333
Chris, Service Delivery Administrator
I found my role at Swindon Carers Centre through a recruitment agency in September 2017, and now I’m a permanent staff member. I’m the first contact for the referrals for new carers, ensuring all details are correct to be added to our registration list for the Adult and Parent Carer Teams. I also take calls for the Adult Carers Team. If I’m able to help I do, and if not I pass people onto our Carers Support Line. I really enjoy seeing how much we help our carers from the moment they are registered and throughout their caring journey.
I am a nanny to five grandchildren, who keep me busy. They are aged 12, 10, 8, 4, and 2! I share an allotment with two of my sisters Eileen and Margi which I love, it is our little paradise.