A warm welcome to our new Carers Assessor, Sue Edwards

Charity News 23 November 2021

We would like to introduce you to Sue Edwards who has recently joined the WLCC team as a new Carers Assessor, supporting carers with Carers Assessments.

The role of an assessing officer is to assess and support unpaid adult carers in the Wigan and Leigh Borough.  Assessing their needs and the impact on being a carer. Sue will work closely within the team and in partnership with local community groups and charities that also support adult carers.

We caught up Sue and here’s what she had to say, “I have spent many years in social care and really enjoy enabling people to have a great quality of life regardless of their personal circumstances. I am a qualified Garden Designer and love being outdoors, I have a special interest in therapeutic gardens, as well as garden history. I also make bead jewellery in my spare time and find it very relaxing. Enjoying my day and enabling others to improve their mental health and well-being is what gets me up in the morning.”

Lisa Kirby, Carer Assessor Lead, said “We are delighted to announce that Sue has joined our dedicated team of Carers Assessors.  As a team we are committed to working with carers to empower them, support their health and wellbeing and provide a quality assessment service.”

We are very pleased to welcome Sue onto the team here in Wigan and look forward to her sharing her knowledge and expertise with team members as well as carers.