Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am 60 years old and semi-retired. After working in sales for years, I became disillusioned and wanted a more rewarding job, helping people who weren't able to help themselves.
I started my new career eight years ago, first doing support work, then teaching basic skills one-to-one with adults with learning difficulties. Over the last two years, I've changed gear and now work in 'person-centred planning'.
What's your story about?
I work with adults with learning difficulties, based in the community. My main focus is to deliver 'person-centred plans' to help these people change their lives for the better. After a degree of preparation, a number of people in the focus person's circle of friends are invited to a planning meeting where they 'sign up' to help him/her achieve their dreams.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
I am passionate about giving disadvantaged adults a voice so that they are empowered to make choices about important, fundamental things in their lives that we take for granted - a nice place to live, a social life, a job, holidays etc.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
Where do I start?! It was all fantastic, the BBC crew were incredibly helpful, kind, talented, skilled and altruistic. I loved meeting the other story-tellers and hearing their stories. The diversity involved was so stimulating. Learning about the software and seeing stories come to life was amazing - a truly rewarding creative experience.