Although I am relatively new to my role as a Carer Assessment Worker at Carer Support Wiltshire I have been working alongside carers and people with support needs for many years. This has previously included supporting people with Direct Payments and Personal Health Budgets, assisting with support plans, advising on employer obligations and budgeting with granted funding. My previous employment has been diverse, including selling pianos, working for a timber merchant, conferencing and reprographics. I have a daughter at University, training to become a primary teacher, and a son doing Creative Media at college. In my spare time I am a keen musician and part time Paul McCartney imitator.