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Our Staff Stories

Learning DisabilityJackie Mitchell - withYOU

Jackie’s Journey

My name is Jackie Mitchell, and I am a support worker in the Midlothian Service for learning disabilities. I have worked here for just over 4 years.

HomelessnessDavid Cairns - withYOU

My time with MTAP

When I applied for the role at withYOU, I had no prior social care experience. Never did I think I would progress from the role of Caretaker to Senior Support Worker.

Older PeopleCristiano Trevisi - withYOU

The Sound of Silence

When I decided to start my adventure as a support worker, I was in a transition period of my life, and didn't know what I was looking for. I have always been inclined to help others even when I had tons of things to do, and with life being so frenetic it's not always possible to have the energy to translate this attitude into practical acts.

Learning DisabilityKathleen Burnett - withYOU

Kimberley’s Story

My name is Kimberley and I have worked at with YOU since March 2016.

Older PeopleSharon Melrose

Sharon’s Story

Working with people is something that I have always enjoyed and have worked across different services in my 15 years in social care.

Young PeopleJoe Glen

Joe’s Story

My name is Joe Glen and I started with Horizons in the middle of June. My background is in economic regeneration in Glasgow, which I embarked upon after graduating from Strathclyde University Business School.

AutismRay Docherty

Ray’s Story

Many years ago, I came to work in the care industry through a number of personal experiences. I looked after my grandmother at a young age, as she suffered through cancer and, although difficult, took to caring naturally.

Older PeopleChristiana - Support Worker - St Leonard's Older People's Service

Christiana’s Story

Hi, my name is Christiana, and I work at the St Leonard's Older People's Service.