Aberdeen Open Board & Lunch

Published: May 12, 2016

 

It was a great turn-out on Tuesday 10th of May for the C-Change Open Board & Lunch in Aberdeen. Around 60 people attended this event at the Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre (ACT) to hear wonderful talks from our C-Change Aberdeen colleagues, people we work for in Aberdeen and dates-n-mates Aberdeen.

The talks gave the C-Change Board of Directors and people attending a good overview of the great work done so far as well as what is being planned for the future. Some of the wonderful people we work for in Aberdeen also spoke of how their lives have moved on since being supported by the organisation.

A huge well done to all!

This was the first C-Change Board meeting to take place in in the city. The lunch on the day was a great opportunity for our Aberdeen colleagues and people we work for in Aberdeen to get to meet and chat to our Board of Directors.

It was a wonderful day and a pleasure being in a very sunny and welcoming Aberdeen.

This was the 4th event as part of the C-Change Scotland 15 Year Celebration.

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Ian Meikle (PDW)

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My Job Works For Me!

Personal Development Worker Ian Meikle tells us about his experience of working for C-Change and why he finds his role so rewarding…

Q1 – How long have you been working with us and what has your experience been like so far?

I have been working with C-Change for over a year now and it has been a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. I feel the company has been very supportive.

I am glad I made the decision to apply to work here. I had looked at a few organisations online though after doing a bit of reading C-­Change was my preferred option. After a few months at C-Change, this solidified my belief that C-Change was indeed the right decision. I particularly liked being in a position where I could make a difference and help someone reach their goals in their life.

Q2 – What made you a match for for the person you work for?

The individual I work for was looking for someone in his team to help him keep active. When I am on shift with him we walk at least 3-4 hours a day and also go swimming frequently.

The individual I work for has a great team and it is a pleasure being part of it. There is a really good mixture of people in the team – we all get on well and help each other as much as we can to ensure the person we work for’s goals are being met. Support is a very important factor in our relationship as a team, led by our Support Advisor Audrey Gardiner.

Q3 – Why did you apply to do this type of work and what did you do before?

My brother unfortunately had a car accident and as a result was left with a bad head injury many years back. I helped support my brother as did other family members after his accident. My experience with supporting my brother made me think I would be good at this line of work. I believe this has made my transition into this role that bit easier.

I had worked as a Panel Beater (repairing body work on cars) for over 40 years, so working with C-Change has been an immense change. I’m really glad I got this opportunity, which is a refreshing change to my past line of work. I feel I am helping make a positive difference in someones life which is very rewarding.