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Hi, my name is KerrieLightwood!

KerrieLightwoodKerrieLightwood Member Posts: 5 Listener
I've been a registered manager of supported living schemes for a long time in the West Midlands and have just recently moved to a new organisation in Burton, I am enjoying being part of a much smaller company who's values are so much more in line with my own than previous national providers. I am developing and  looking forward to opening in the new year a small supported living home for people who are blessed with Autism
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @KerrieLightwood and welcome to our community!

    Congratulations on your move to a new job and company.  It sounds like this will be a better fit for you and I wish you all the best with your plans for the new year :)

    Have you had time to have a read of our Autism and Aspergers discussion board yet?  It's a great place to get insight into the lived experiences and issues faced by people with autism.  Make sure to have a nosey when you next have a cuppa tea!

    Do you have much planned for Christmas?  I hope you have a brilliant time.
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  • KerrieLightwoodKerrieLightwood Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for that Cher_scope I will go to that discussion board next, glad to be finding my way around
    like most Ill be having a quiet Christmas wishing you all the best too
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,266 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @KerrieLightwood - welcome to the community, & thank you for your great first post. Very pleased to read you're enjoying your current job & that you're helping people with autism. We have so many members with this, or have a child on the autistic spectrum, so it's good news to hear about such help, & something positive in this current climate. :)
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @KerrieLightwood :) 

    Sounds like you do some fantastic work and really enjoy it. Hopefully you have a lovely Christmas.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @KerrieLightwood :) I hope you had a lovely Christmas!
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  • KerrieLightwoodKerrieLightwood Member Posts: 5 Listener
    thank you, as a mum of an adult with autism its always a stress fest, we all want a family day but inevitably the pressure is too much and it ends in tears so I have decided that next year just he and I will celebrate elsewhere just the 2 of us
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    I can imagine that'd be very stressful @KerrieLightwood. I'm sure the two of you would have a nice day celebrating together :) 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,143 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    My son and I spent Christmas just us this year mainly due to covid but something I would do again . He doesn't have a disability but it was nice just doing what we wanted 
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