Finola Crudden- Finola has been working with Inspire since 2003. Finola has been working in the Social care sector since 1990 and has experience of Mental Health, Homelessness and family Intervention Services. Finola is qualified to QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Finola and her team are committed to providing quality support and services to the people of rural Fermanagh.
Marian has been a support worker with Inspire at Castlecroft since December 2010 and works 3 days a week. Her background is as a State Enrolled Nursing and she also holds an n NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care. Marians particular interest is Art. She has facilitated very successful Art classes in our services in Enniskillen and Lisnaskea, with the aim of promoting wellbeing through creative outlets. Marian is very sensitive to each participants ability and encourages members to express their own style of creativity using various mediums. The classes were enjoyable and carried out in a relaxed atmosphere in order to help members maintain their wellbeing. Marian feels the positive feedback from the members about these activities gives her great Job satisfaction. She has enjoyed supporting each member to develop or learn new skill in this creative field.
Kevin has been employed by ~Inspire at Castlecroft since 2000 and works 5 hours a week with Inspire. Prior to this he was a volunteer for over 3 years. Kevin holds an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care. Kevin is the driving force behind the mens group in Castlecroft which undertakes various activities including working on two allotments which the men get great satisfaction from developing. Kevin sees how this activity can give members a focus, some physical exercise and helps their health and wellbeing. Kevin says he gets great job satisfaction working with the members and enjoys encouraging and motivating them to achieve new goals and skills.
Chrissy is employed as a project worker by Inspire at both Castlecroft and Ernevale since 2014. She is a SEN Psychiatric Nurse and her other qualifications include NVQ’S at Levels 2&3 in Health and Social Care, Level 4 Certificate in Counselling and she is currently undertaking a QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Chrissy plays a key role in supporting the Management of the service and has a particular interest in relaxation techniques. She has worked with members to develop a relaxation suite in both centre and she loves to engage members who need guidance and support to learn and implement skills to help them deal with stressors in their lives. Chrissy enjoys watching the change in members as they learn to unwind and destress through these sessions.
(10 hrs. per week) 15 year’s experience working in Day Support. Qualified Level 5 trainer in IT & Essential Skills, facilitates the ‘Manage The Challenge’ programme and has recently taken on the development of the BKN Upcycling Project.
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