What do you do here?

As a care navigator for Cumbria Partnerships, it is my job to help those recovering from serious injuries and illnesses rehabilitate. I think some of my stand-out moments include helping someone who had a heart transplant and more recently I have been working with a young girl who had a serious car accident. It’s very rewarding to see them get better and to cope with what has happened more and more each day.

In terms of the Trust, I would have to say that they are extremely supportive and I have been encouraged to take part in various other things. For example, I am the Union Rep for the Trust and have also completed my Health and Safety Stage One and my Allied Health Professional Diploma here.

I have actually done quite a lot for the union whilst being here, and for the last three years I have acted as a speaker there. The Trust have been fantastic about this and have allowed me to have time off to go to Dublin to speak about the NHS. So, if it’s progression you are looking for, this Trust will definitely help you achieve your goals.

Where do you live, and what is it like?

I love that we have so much beauty on our doorstep, like the Lakes. But, it’s not only that for me – the whole community here is truly lovely.

I live in Barrow and it is brilliant. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes and everyone gets together as a community to put on different events and activities which is amazing to see and not something you get everywhere.

As a Mum, schooling is important to me too and you really can’t knock the education here. My eldest goes to senior school next year and from looking around we were so impressed not only with the results of the schools but also the amount of extra curricular activities they offer too.

The support from the organisation and the other teams has been immense, especially when it comes to training.

Rosie Wilkinson – Care Navigator

What do you do for fun?

Outside of work there really is so much to do here. We often go walking or up to Windermere or Bowness so that we can go on the steamers. My children absolutely love the outdoors so it’s really lovely for them living here. They’re never stuck in front of a computer and it doesn’t cost anything to do something beautiful with them, just pack a picnic and take in the views.


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