Carol is the Office Manager. As well as providing support for the organisation, Carol manages the website to make sure that all the information is up to date and accessible. She also makes sure that people know about Changing Our Lives by looking after publicity and marketing and taking lots of photographs at our events! Carol is the first person you will speak to if you call Changing Our Lives.
Siraaj and Sarah recently co-trained support staff from Friendship Care and Housing, who offer a range of residential and supported living placements to adults across the West Midlands. The people they support have a range of disabilities, including profound and multiple learning disabilities and autism. The training encompassed general learning disability awareness and autism, followed by communicating and supporting people who do not use words to communicate. The feedback we had was really positive:
'Detailed and powerful training, supported by real life case studies and examples'.
'Interactive and thought provoking training. Delivered with passion and fun'.
'Professional, engaging and insightful'.
'I feel more confident about working with people who do not use words. The facts about life in the long stay hospital reminded me about the importance of giving people choice and an equal voice'.