My name is Mair Jones and I live in my home Town of Denbigh in North East Wales, returning here from Caernarfon to care for my elderly parents in 2006. I am really pleased to have been appointed as a Facilitator with the new Egin programme across North East Wales and I am looking forward to build on the experience I gained, working alongside community groups with the previous Renew Wales programme. This experience deepened my long-held belief that individuals, families and community groups have the solutions to their own needs and aspirations if they are given the respect, relevant information and support.
For the majority of my professional life, I have worked in social care supporting children and families to voice their opinions on the kind of support they required. Securing this support became my reality when my sister and I became ‘users’ of services as carers for our parents. It was a very tough time.