SLC Lesley Saunders has retired from SLSW after more than 15 years service.
Based in the Cornwall office, she has seen the charity grow and evolve in that time. Along the way, Lesley’s main focus has been supporting and monitoring SLSW placements.
“I’ve enjoyed finding out about a person who wants to live with a carer/family and then being able to match with the carer they choose,” said Lesley.
Over the years Lesley has nominated the carers on her caseload for numerous awards and has enjoyed seeing them receive recognition and win the awards.
Talking before she retired, she said she will missing working with an ‘incredible team’.
“I have been so lucky. The support from our team is invaluable. There has been laughter and tears, there has been a lot of both,” said Lesley.
Now with more time on her hands she said she is going to sit back and take stock before making any major plans.
“Time will probably involve more dog walking and training, coffee with friends and gardening,” she said.
“I’ve also been a marshall at the local vaccination centre recently, so expect i’ll be doing more with Cornwall Volunteering too.”
SLSW won’t be saying goodbye to Lesley for good though, as she is becoming an Approval Panel member in the near future as her skills and experience will be priceless.
To mark her retirement CEO Dominic Spayne presented her with parting gifts at her last SLC team meeting recently.
Lesley we truly wish you all the very best in your retirement- from all of us at SLSW.
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