Hi I am Joanne, I am a Specialist Support Worker on the Age of Opportunity Project here to support the over 50’s. I can help in exploring, deciding and accessing volunteering, training and employment and support to break down any barriers holding you back. I spent many years working for substance misuse services and housing support in both a frontline support role and in managerial positions across Blackpool and Blackburn. I have also worked for the Local Authority as a Quality Monitoring Officer for Contracts and Commissioning in Children’s Services and as a bit of a curve ball I am also a qualified Joiner! In my spare time I volunteer for a local charity and am also a Vice President of the Cardiff Sea Cadets. I love keeping active by walking and cycling.