Meet the Staff
We have a team of over 40 Support Workers who work with our children, young people and adults during our term-time Saturday Clubs and school holiday sessions.
Our team of Support Workers are trained in Safeguarding children, safeguarding vulnerable adults, medication awareness, bullying & harassment, epilepsy, first aid, drug & alcohol awareness, child sexual exploitation, manual handling, infection prevention control and prevent.
They also bring a range of skills and qualifications in childcare, health and social care. In order to meet the needs of all of our service users, we have both male and female Support Workers aged from 18 through to 50 years of age.
Volunteer Support Workers
We also support a team of up to 10 Volunteer Support Workers who assist the staff team in the delivery of our sessions.
We recruit Volunteers age 16 and over and involve them in many aspects of the sessions from the outset including required training and shadowing Support Workers.
We recognise that our volunteers are a very important element of our staff team to whom we are most grateful that they donate their free time to assist in our activity sessions and therefore we aim to offer all of our volunteers paid employment after one year’s service as a volunteer.
Ollie - Our therapy Dog
One of the newest members of the Wecan team is our therapy dog, Ollie
He’s a regular feature in the Wecan Office as well as visiting our activity sessions to join in the fun with our children and young people.
Check out Ollie’s regular Facebook Posts on Furry Friends Fridays!
All Working Together
We are blessed with a committed and skilled staff team which works in partnership with parents, carers and professionals to ensure that every service users individual needs are met. During the activity sessions parents, carers and family members can enjoy much needed respite from their caring responsibilities confident that their children or vulnerable adults are safe and secure and supervised by fully trained staff at all times.
Relationships between staff and service users are the key to the positive ethos of Wecan. We provide a happy and enjoyable place, where the service users are respected and encouraged to participate in a range of mainstream health, leisure and social activities. This ensures that they are an active part of their local community.