A warm welcome to our new Carers Case Officer, Kieron Sales

Charity News 5 October 2022
A warm welcome to our new Carers Case Officer, Kieron Sales ?
We would like to introduce you to Kieron who has recently joined team WLCC as our new Carers Case Officer, alongside Jill Woosey.
We caught up Kieron and here’s what he had to say: “Hi, I’m Kieron and I am a Carers’ Case Officer. I started my role this week! I have previously worked in Retail, Digital Printing and most recently as a PCN Care Coordinator in Leigh.
In February 2018, my then 3 year old son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare progressive muscle wasting disease. As an unpaid carer myself, I am very keen to support and champion our carers as my own family’s personal experiences have brought certain challenges.
Please feel free to give me a call or come in to the centre for an informal chat. We can sit down, have a brew and If you’re lucky you might even get a biscuit!! I can offer you a listening and non-judgemental ear at a time when you may need it the most.
In my spare time, I like to spend as much time with my family, football (playing and watching), listening to music/podcasts and sitting down to read a good book – when the opportunity of a quiet moment arises!
My main coping mechanism since finding out my son has Duchenne has been to write a blog from the viewpoint of a Dad dealing with their child’s life limiting illness diagnosis. I find this to be very cathartic.”
Jill Woosey, Carers Case Officer said “We are really happy to welcome Kieron to our amazing team. He will be a massive asset to our Triage and Support team as a Carers’ Case Officer. He has a wealth of knowledge as a professional and as a carer also. He is keen and really looking forward to meeting our carers to offer support and a listening ear.”
Welcome to the team Kieron!