This is a feature where we spend time getting to know some of the team that make Sue Lambert Trust who we are. In our fifth getting to know… we interviewed Maureen our Groundwork Manager
1. What lead you to your role working at Sue Lambert Trust?
I first came to Sue Lambert as a volunteer counsellor. When an opportunity arose to become more involved, I wanted to bring a wider skill set in, and working as the Groundwork Manager and as a Counsellor lets me do that.
2. How would you summarise your role at SLT?
I feel very privileged to work for SLT; our work is so important. My role is to support a small team of amazing staff who provide practical and therapeutic support to our clients. I make an initial assessment to bring the client into Groundwork, which is Phase 1 of our service. I then allocate them to a support worker, and oversee the processes.
3. What do you like most about working for Sue Lambert Trust?
I feel like I am part of something important. Our work is transformational. Recovering from trauma is achievable, and I am blessed to share that journey with a client.
1. What do you like doing in your spare time, what are your hobbies or interests outside of work?
I have a 750L Marine Fish Tank, which I am constantly pottering with! I love gardening and have already filled my greenhouse with seedlings this year! And I have a life as a gigging musician, allowing me to be creative and ‘rock’!
2. What’s your favourite food or meal?
My family are from Mauritius, and we make a creole dish called Bouillabaisse; it’s a seafood dish, you don’t see it in many restaurants, so I make it at home. It’s DELICIOUS, served with plenty of hot crusty white bread and a cold glass of Rosé. Heaven!
3. What’s your favourite place to visit in Norfolk?
The Norfolk Broads, I have a boat and can lose plenty of days a year just taking in our beautiful countryside and waterways.
4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
The Maldives, I went there for 6 weeks many years ago and absolutely fell in love with it. The diving is amazing. It is the world’s biggest fish tank!