Having the skill is essential but being easy to work with is so important
I spent 14 years working in Deaf education, mostly in Higher and Further education.
I have a passion for community work and spend two days a week at a local authority working with the local Deaf community and providing access to frontline community services such as GP's and primary care, housing, social care and benefits.
I spend the rest of my time working mostly in Access to Work- providing interpretation for Deaf professionals in their job (largely in the field of Social care), Video Interpreting and Performance work.
For the past few years I have conducted reseach within the industry with the aim of supporting the development and progression of our profession. I have written several published articles and presented webinars on topics within the industry and in 2021 I had the opportunity to present to EFSLI- The European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters.