Change Grow Live – health and social care charity
Trudy
Deputy Services Manager

My story for Black History Month 2018

I started working at Change Grow Live in 2012, six months after we began delivering services in Hertfordshire. I got into the field after completing a Higher National Diploma in Integrated Humanistic Counselling and completing my placement in drug and alcohol services.

As a Deputy Services Manager, I love supporting and developing my teams so they can offer high-quality standards of care. I relish the opportunity to get involved in innovative new projects like our Family Safeguarding Team.

It is important to me that all service users receive individualised support and we, as a team, instil the belief that service users (no matter their background) can change their lives one step at a time.

Change Grow Live embraces diversity both within the workforce and among those who use the service and are always willing to listen to feedback both positive and developmental. I know that the staff care deeply about service users and work to a high standard.

Black History Month is important to me as it gives us the chance to celebrate some of the unsung achievements made by black people and is a time for recognising their important role in our places of work and in UK culture.