My first few weeks at Capacity
What's New | 14th June 2020
Since the pandemic started, life has been very busy at Capacity and we’ve had lots of new people join our team. Today we meet one of the newest, Hannah. Hannah is a qualified and experienced Social Worker who previously worked for Sefton Council. She joins our Adult Care team as a Project Manager and will be working with us on both the provider and commissioner side of things.
So Hannah – welcome! Let’s get down to it what have the first few weeks actually been like?
A bit of a whirlwind but in a good way! I have been getting familiar with the projects I will be working on and understanding more about the ethos and culture of Capacity. I have been able to meet most people in person in the office which has been lovely as I have spent most of the pandemic working entirely from home. I have taken in a lot of information and now I need to make sense of it all!
What did you expect when you joined Capacity?
I wasn’t too sure what to expect as it is very different to my previous role in a local council. I was hopeful that it would be a friendly and close-knit team who all share similar values in terms of wanting to support people in their communities. I certainly can feel that from those I’ve met so far. I expected to be pushed outside of my comfort zone but also to be enabled to work in a more creative and autonomous way – that’s something I really wanted. That also seems to be playing out in the first few weeks which is great.
What have you got coming up that you’re most excited about in the next few weeks?
I have been tasked to complete a review of a service within one of Capacity’s key partners – Catalyst Choices. I have read about what they do as an organisation and this week I’ll be visiting them (post Lateral Flow test) to meet the team and some of the people they support – I’m really looking forward to that! I’ve very interested in their employee-owned model and the work they are doing for people with a learning disability in Warrington. I am really excited to become more involved with Catalyst and support them to further develop their services. There is so much opportunity out there for really creative adult social care organisations and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.