I've been a social worker for 35 years working with vulnerable children and families. I've mainly worked with children in the areas of childcare including nurseries and children with disabilities, adoption, fostering, SGO. I have worked on helplines such as NSPCC and ChildLine as well as other charities such as Action for Children and women's refuges. I provided personal care for the elderly when I was at university. I'm effective, sensitive and mature. I have raised 2 children into adulthood successfully. I'm a caring person and understand the diversity around people's needs and the loneliness that some people will experience when they require a carer. I understand the trust element involved and the quality of empathy which is essential as well as respecting individuals and their differences. In my spare time I live travelling, dancing, reading and music of all kind. As I'm still working full time as a manager in a social work team I'm mostly available weekends and some evenings.