Meet the Carer Support Team

Amina Jappie, Carer Project Lead


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Wendy Hall, Carer Project and Training Officer (North Essex)

 

Wendy has been supporting the people who use EPUT Services along with their families and friends, for 19 years.

60 Second Interview

1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Carpentry.

 

2. What’s your favourite indoor and outdoor activity?
Theatre and Foraging.

 

3. What three traits define you?
Honesty, being approachable and creativity.

 

4. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
You’re beautiful, and believe in your gut instincts.

 

5. What is your favourite thing about working at EPUT?
Working with a diverse group of people.

 

Kelly Miller, Carer Project and Training Officer (South Essex)

 

Kelly has over eight years of experience in supporting vulnerable children, adults and their families.

60 Second Interview

1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Surfing, I love the idea however failed miserably on my first attempt!

 

2. What’s your favourite indoor and outdoor activity?
Indoor – rock climbing, I find it challenging and exhilarating.
Outdoor – Visiting theme parks and finding the biggest scariest rides.

 

3. What three traits define you?
Understanding, playful, humorous.

 

4. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
It gets better!

 

5. What is your favourite thing about working at EPUT?
I really enjoy meeting different people and getting to know everyones quirks. No two days are ever the same.

Loraine Pocklington – Carer Link Worker (Southend Borough)

 

 

Loraine has been supporting patients and their carers for 27 years.

 

 

 

60 Second Interview

1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would have loved to have worked in farming when I was younger, and totally different now I would like to train in phlebotomy.

 

2. What’s your favorite indoor and outdoor activity?
Indoors: I like knitting, crocheting, crafts and cooking.
Outdoor: I love walking our dogs and exploring our lovely countryside and spending time in our caravan. I love family time; they often share our time away and adventures.

 

3. What three traits define you?
Helpful, understanding and I value every day.

 

4. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Just believe in yourself.

 

5. What is your favorite thing about working at EPUT?
Working with patients and carers has been rewarding; there is never a dull day, every day is different. I love meeting so many different people and appreciate that everyone needs to be valued, and our support is invaluable. To be told “thank you for all your support you have made such a difference” is a great feeling.

 

Christine (Alex) Burt-Allen – Carer Link Worker (Basildon and Brentwood)

 

Alex has been supporting vulnerable people and their carers for over 20 years.

 

60 Second Interview

1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Personal level – Not to be so hard on myself.
Academic level – To extend my knowledge and to learn new skills, such as Counselling.

 

2. What’s your favorite indoor and outdoor activity?
Indoor – Reading, family, animals.
Outdoor – Walking, gardening, sports, family.

 

3. What three traits define you?
Loyalty, honesty and hard work.

 

4. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Anything is possible with perseverance, determination and hard work. Believing in yourself, having the confidence to take that extra step and embrace new challenges. Travel and gain as many life experiences as you can. Always treat people how you want to be treated yourself.

 

5. What is your favorite thing about working at EPUT?
They share the same vision as myself; wanting to improve the lives of people and their carers, to help them achieve by empowering them and promoting their independence. Giving them the tools to control their own lives, being open and compassionate and to working in a person-centered way.

 

Shelley-Ann Joseph – Carer Link Worker (Rayleigh, Rochford and Castlepoint)

 

Shelley has 2 years of experience in supporting those accessing EPUT Services and their carers.

 

60 Second Interview

1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Midwifery.

 

2. What’s your favorite indoor and outdoor activity?
Indoor – Baking,
Outdoor – Swimming.

 

3. What three traits define you?
Reliable, open-minded, brave.

4. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles – it empties today of its strength.

 

5. What is your favorite thing about working at EPUT?
The incredible people I work with and the wonderful people I get to meet through the job.