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“She can really hold her own now – so confident” Sue Millington praising Rachel

Well only a few sleepovers left to go before the BIG day -and some of our lovely folks in Furness continue to take in the Christmas spirit and then some! (in fact one of or team, Rachel, is really the embodiment of the Christmas journey…)

You’d be crackers not to join in the fun says Dawn!

Foundry (Christmas) Fathers present….

Oaklea’s Dawn ‘McCrackers’ Thomson: “I had the pleasure of supporting Tracy and Mark from Barrow to a Christmas party at The Nautical in Barrow.”

It definitely got us in the Christmas Spirit! Throughout the evening there was a disco (Mark actually busted a few moves), tombola (Both won a few prizes) pie & peas (no photos of this as they were delicious and went down a treat!) We had a quick visit from Santa but he couldn’t stay too long as he was far too busy getting ready for the big day. An absolutely fantastic night – and it was a pleasure to support them both.” 

Meanwhile – it’s behind you!

Elsewhere Oaklea’s Rachel Miller took a Furness group to the panto on Saturday. “We went to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Barrow Forum 28.”

Rachel – An Oaklea Christmas Carol of 5 years progress!

The beanstalk wasn’t the only lovely (but not tall) tale at large this Christmas. We can also celebrate Rachel Miller and her story!

It’s worth highlighting that like Father Christmas, Rachel has also made quite a journey with us. She came to us on a Supported Internship through our Right2Work CIC – with a placement at Furness General Hospital before getting a full time role in the Oaklea Furness social care team -several Christmas’s ago! (Click here for some background – going way back to 2018! Plus find out more about Supported Internships here

Oh and just this week we’ve been highlighting some Furness young people on the SI programme – click here

They were also getting in the festive spirit.. at the Forum and putting up the tree at Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge!

A hymn to Rachel – She can really hold her own..

Registered Manager for Furness, Sue ‘Milly’ Millington says this about our Rachel: “She’s done so well and worked hard. She’s been very flexible – like covering for other people and just getting stuck in. I’m so proud of her. She’s come such a long way in 5 years – her confidence has grown. She’s now a very confident young woman who can really hold her own!”

So before we head off – lets raise a glass to one and all!

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