After studying Hotel Management at RGIT, I had a varied career within the Hotel and Catering Industry working latterly as General Site Services Manager for a contract catering company at an oil company. I never returned to the industry after having my children, enjoying my role as a full time mum but gradually became more involved as a volunteer at the local school and various groups and organisations within the community.

I became a volunteer with Home-Start Deveron in 2011 with the intention of becoming a home visiting volunteer. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and the volunteer work and started getting involved with group work.

I joined the team of staff on a temporary basis in January 2013 as Family Support Worker and I am still her 5 years later, my role has evolved but I have learned so much and still enjoying my work.   My role is varied with a variety of group work such as Baby Massage, Bookbug, Play and stay and Activity days as well as working with individual families within the community