A message from Matt Anderson
Dear colleagues and friends, I wanted to let you know that I am leaving Carers Support at the end of June to pursue some new challenges in life and to see a bit more of the world.
After a 25 year stint in the civil service working in London, I joined CSWS in October 2013 and have had the most rewarding and privileged experience in supporting our amazing carers. I have also been privileged to work with wonderful colleagues from different backgrounds, who I have learned so much from.
I am very proud in having worked with colleagues to develop aspects of our service, especially our work with Young Adult Carers. They are a truly inspiring group of young people who I will miss very much. Our partnership with WSCC Young Carers has I think been a great success. Long may it continue and strengthen, as our My Future groups are providing a great route for 16 & 17 year olds to transition into our service.
Along the way, I have had so many memorable ‘learning experiences’, from the fabulous Volharding sailing trip with our young people, through to my experience in a caravan in a dark wood in the middle of nowhere – Tina can tell you more about this!
I can see so much potential for CSWS looking ahead, especially with the exciting new initiatives like social prescribing, which seems a great opportunity for more partnership work.
I will miss the many colleagues I have worked so closely with and known in the organisation – you are an exceptional group of people delivering an exceptionally valuable service. Thanks for your support and friendship over the years.