I am the Practice Manager of Kirklees Law Centre. The Law Centre is based in Dewsbury and we provide free legal advice and representation to help people if they are having problems with their care services, their welfare benefits, or their jobs or if they are having difficulties because of a disability.
I’m currently employed by Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, as a Crisis Resolution Practitioner, working in a Crisis Team based within a Psychiatric Hospital in Leeds. My role involves supporting people who have severe mental health problems, and/or are in a mental health crisis situation. The role also involves assessing new clients, working therapeutically and ‘gate-keeping’ in-patient hospital admittances.
Jason is a keen writer and wishes to share this poem about fighting for love and freedom. Jason has called his poem 'Duel Diamond', as the word 'duel' can mean conflict but (if spelled 'dual') it can also mean 'two'. Diamond is to signify something special.
I am a lecturer in social work at the University of Salford. My practice background is varied and I have worked in statutory social work services with children and families as well as in a number of roles in the voluntary sector before I qualified as a social worker. These roles involved working with vulnerable groups (women escaping domestic abuse, adults with acquired brain injury and homeless young people to name a few). Throughout the years I have worked with management boards as both a member and as an advisor.
My name is Sarah Mitchell. I live in Halifax with my husband Michael. We both go to lots of groups about making things different for people with a learning disability.
I've been a trustee for Cloverleaf for a long time. It's important that people who need an advocate sometimes are part of deciding how advocacy is organised.