Hi, my name is Patricia Millward – Pat for short.
I have been with Wigan and Leigh Carer’s Centre from the very beginning. 2010. In fact I was here before the building.
Back then, there were only 3 of us and I started out as the Outreach Worker, going out and about meeting and promoting Carers.
8 years on, we now have 13 members of staff and many volunteers, who are a massive support to the Carer’s Centre.
My role has also changed to GP Liaison Worker. This involves me having a good working relationship with the 62 practices across the borough, so we can raise Awareness and recognise Carer’s Health and Wellbeing.
My previous employment was with what was then Age Concern Wigan Borough and before that in Care Homes, caring for the elderly, so I feel I have a good understanding of Unpaid Carers and the stresses they may go through.