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Lauren Casey

Lauren Casey - Adult Carers Locality Lead

Tell us about your role in no more than two sentences.
I am a Carers Locality Lead for Littleborough- single point of contact for carers and professionals. I work with many professionals to support carers best such as nurses, link4life, veterans and adult care, I also work in a GP surgery. The aim of my role Is to identify hidden carers and offer them support with a person-centred approach.

What were you doing before you came into the care sector?
I have worked in education and studied Counselling and Psychotherapy, I also had many placements where I supported clients with their mental health and improved their health and well-being.

What would you say to someone thinking about a career in care?
I would make them aware of the impact a caring role can have on a carers life, and that there are highs and lows of working the in care sector. However I would point out in the career there is an opportunity to make a difference to a carers life, and there is no reward that compares to this.

What’s the best thing about working for Crossroads Together?
Working together and having a positive impact on each carers life.

Which three words would your friends would use to describe you?
Empathic, supportive and approachable
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Where’s your favourite holiday destination and why?
I love Portugal, I visited often as a child and so I enjoy taking my son and watching him play on the beaches, of course the sun is a bonus for me!

What’s your favourite hobby/pastime?
I spend most of my time with my little boy visiting places and completing different activities such as the zoo’s and sea life centres. We also spend a large amount of time in parks playing and feeding the ducks. I do enjoy my music and will occasionally attend concerts.