Teresa, Specialist Advisor with WECIL shares her typical day with us.
I am an early bird and get up at 6am every weekday morning, I feed my two cats and then get ready to come to work.
I travel to WECIL by car and arrive at 7.15 every morning. I come to work early to miss the rush-hour as I dislike sitting in traffic and I function better in the mornings.
I start work at 8am and start checking and responding to emails. I tend to deal with tasks that require quiet time before my colleagues arrive at 9.00.
I have been with WECIL for 23 years and overtime have evolved in to my current job as specialist advisor. I support direct payment recipients with issues they may have with their personal assistants e.g. medical capacity, conduct, dismissals, redundancy. This also involves helping to recruit personal assistants.
I enjoy working at WECIL because of the clients and my colleagues. I feel the work I do is important as it ensures recipients get their needs met and empowers them to live independently.
I go home at 4pm. When I get home I catch up with my husband about how our days have gone, cook the tea and my husband washes up. I play a game on Facebook and then watch programs that I am interested in such as No Offence, Unforgotten, Silent Witness.
My hobby is clay pigeon shooting which I have been doing for at least 20 years.
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