I’m Elaine, I started working with Unity in September 2023 as Gateway Coordinator for Young Carers Services in North Ayrshire. I have worked in Young Peoples’ services for many years (far too many to admit to) and I am excited to be involved at the start of the new Gateway Service for Carers in North Ayrshire.
My role is to support my team in taking the service into communities to offer a more localised provision engaging with more Young Carers, and I am looking forward to working with the team to make a difference.
I am passionate about young people having the opportunities to achieve what they want and be the best they can, and to ensure that young carers get the support they need and deserve.
I was born in Scotland and moved away to work in Germany in my 20s, I came back to the UK and worked in Norfolk and Suffolk before returning to Scotland.