Departures, Arrivals and Swaps in the Independent Living Team

After 10 years of working at SCIL, Maureen Harris has decide to retire as a Direct Payments Support Worker in order to enjoy a new life with her new husband. Maureen first had contact with SCIL as a Direct Payments user before becoming a Direct Payments Support Worker, specifically supporting people with mental health issues. Over the years, her knowledge and expertise led her into speaking at a number of high profile national conferences where she challenged the notion that people with mental health issues couldn’t cope with Direct Payments.

Her commitment to SCIL was underlined when she also took on the role as SCIL treasurer, a role she intends to maintain. Maureen will also remain on the Personalisation Expert Panel

We are pleased to announce that as Maureen departs, Chris How has joined the Independent Living Team as a Direct Payments Support Worker. Chris has been an active volunteer in the ETC team helping to organise the Young Disabled People forum. His enthusiasm for SCIL is obvious and he is already proving to be a real asset to the team.

The size and demands on the team is rapidly expanding so we have taken on Amanda Foster, Ami’s work support assistant, as a temporary Admin Assistant whilst Ami is on maternity leave.

Liz Hartley-Rowe, Maureen’s work support assistant, has been taken on by David Blake.

We will be announcing more changes soon………

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