Welcome to our new Sensory Business Manager

Our new head of YorSensory Lauren introduces herself

Hi there, my name is Lauren Holmes and I have just joined the Wilberforce Trust as the Business Manager for Sensory Services.  I was born in Wales and am very proud of my Welsh heritage.  My other interests and hobbies include playing or watching football, reading, walking, cooking and watching endless dog videos on Instagram!

I moved to North Yorkshire in 2017 to pursue a new start and further my career.  I have worked in social care since leaving University in 2013, working my way from Support Worker to Registered Manager.

I am passionate about the rights of people with disabilities, equality and social inclusion.  Every person I have worked with has shown me something through different eyes; that led me to the hope that one day we live in a world where a person is seen before their disability.

The pandemic prompted personal reflection of a number of things for me and one of them was looking to further career.  My passion in care was always sensory deprivation and improving outcomes for those living with a sensory impairment, so when this role came up I felt excited at the prospect of applying.  After research and interviewing for the role I had a really positive feeling about working for the trust.  I felt like my values aligned with theirs and their vision.  I’m a keen and quick learner so I was thrilled to accept the position and get to work.  I’m looking forward to developing and improving on the already amazing work of the Yorsensory Team.

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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilites across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.