Staff Profile – Gary, Support Worker
Gary transferred to Creative Support under TUPE after we successfully tendered for the service he works for. Since then his role has developed:
‘Creative Support is a vibrant and exciting company. People are stretched and challenged, in a good way. My manager looks out for me, but also pushes me to develop my skills and responsibilities.’
Now, as well as providing direct support to service users, Gary works part-time in the Blackpool office, provides Person Centred Planning (PCP) training and facilitates Person Centred Planning with service users throughout the projects in the Blackpool area:
‘I enjoy working with the service users in my project in Fleetwood; they are a great bunch of lads. Facilitating Person Centred Planning also enables me to meet all the service users and families in the area, which is great.
It is really good when a service user takes up Person Centred Planning and owns it. One of our service users who has just been introduced to it, now uses it to plan her future and take control of her life. ’