Hello, I’m Elaine and I am a support worker for Hampshire SENDIASS.
The support worker role is never boring! It’s very satisfying when you are able to help a parent to understand a process or achieve an outcome for their child.
I started working with Parent Partnership Service (original name for the IAS Service) in September 1999 in an admin role. After the change in SEND legislation in 2014, I moved to the support worker role with Support4SEND (the next name for the IAS Service).
I am the lead for the team in the recruitment, supervision and support of our volunteers.
I’m also Chair of a local Mencap group and I volunteer with a youth club.