Katherine qualified as a Social Worker in 1991 having worked for the Western Health and Social Care Trust for 25 years in the Family and Child Care programme. Katherine came to Leonard Cheshire in 2016 with experience of practice and managerial positions in social work. Katherine is coordinating the Access for Success programme and alongside the project officers will strive to build a programme together with the project members that will develop confidence resilience and a future pathway.
Darrel holds a degree in Psychology and graduated in 2010. Since this Darrel has worked in the Voluntary and Community sector and the Public Health Agency throughout many different projects that help aim to improve both health and wellbeing throughout the Western Area Trust. Darrel has worked for Leonard Cheshire Disability since 2013 and has helped develop and deliver the Moving on Project before joining Access for Success.
Damian has worked in the health and social sector since 2009. Before this he worked as a self-employed carpenter in Ireland and Scotland before joining Leonard Cheshire in 2018 he work for four years supporting people with a learning disability. He is really looking forward to supporting our customers to get the most out of Access for Success and is excited for the future of the project.
Jackie has worked in Health and Social Care since 2009 and came to Leonard Cheshire in 2014. Jackie became the Deputy Manager for the Community Engagement Team in Omagh in 2018. She has completed her NVQ Levels 2/3 in Health and Social Care and is currently completing her Level 5 in Management. Jackie is looking forward to becoming more involved with Access for Success and all the exciting work they are doing.
Advisory Team Members
Our Advisory Board has been set up from the beginning of the project and is made up of young people aged 18-25 who are particularly interesting in contributing to the design and production of the project. The Advisory Board team meet monthly with the Project Officers to discuss how to make Access for Success bigger and better; to share ideas, test out our new products/materials and aid us with the general running of our website and social media platforms.