I love meeting families and building up a relationship that allows me to support them with the challenges they face
A brief overview of your role – what are you responsible for?
My role is to support families throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland, who have been affected by meningitis. This could be through home visits, support telephone calls, support emails and social media support. I am also responsible for organising a Family Day in my area once a year.
A key area of my work is increasing awareness of Meningitis Now, and the support the charity can offer, to professionals who may come across a meningitis case. By doing this, they can then signpost families to us to ensure they get the support they need.
Your favourite part of your role
I love meeting families and building up a relationship that allows me to support them with the challenges they face after meningitis.
A fun fact about yourself
In one holiday I survived a hurricane, a tropical storm and an earthquake and I’m still here to tell the tale!
How you can be contacted
To contact your local Community Support Officer, please telephone the Helpline on 0808 80 10 388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.