I joined the ASUK team in August 2016. I thoroughly enjoy meeting and supporting people affected by Alström and truly feeling part of a wonderful family. My early career was in travel – first as part of a very small charity which gave information on holidays for people with disabilities and then taking this knowledge to customer services within large UK tour operators. I then moved into universities and colleges to support sensory impaired students and then qualified as a Post 16 Teacher of the Deaf and worked with people with Usher Syndrome through Sense. I am now very happy to be working for ASUK which is small enough for me to get to know our families well and support in each very individual situation. It is always my aim to listen to what people say to enable me to guide them towards achieving their aims.I retired from my family support role in 2022, but I am now an ASUK volunteer, helping and supporting where I can.