We welcome Penny to the SLSW team

Penny Smith, admin at Shared Lives South West

We have a new team member at Shared Lives South West.

Penny Smith has joined our admin team and will be based in our Somerset office in Ilminster.

Here we find out a little bit about Penny…

Where do you live?

I live in Ilminster but originally I grew up in Seaton, Devon and spent many hours on the beach.

What made you apply to work for SLSW?

I applied for the role as I enjoy providing a caring service and it looked so rewarding.

Its been so interesting so far and everyone has been so welcoming.

I have been a keyworker throughout the pandemic anyway, but glad I am keeping busy and not stuck at home.

What are you enjoying most about it so far?

I think it’s a brilliant service and so individual to each person’s needs.

What do you enjoy doing out of work/hobbies etc?

I enjoy walking in the countryside where I live with my dog, I also have a cat, chickens and some quails. I like to see my family as much as possible under normal circumstances!

Tell us a little bit about what you were doing before SLSW?

I have done all sorts! Mainly I’ve worked in admin in the NHS and  at a funeral directors. I’ve also been involved in two businesses, one selling outsized menswear and the other animal feeds!

If you could take three things to a desert island what would the be and why?

I should say I would take my fiance as he would be good at making fires and hunting for food! But really I would like to take an endless supply of teabags, a soft pillow and some tools to make a boat to escape!


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