"When the pandemic first hit... everyone’s lives changed. It felt scary, especially so for staff in our care homes who provide 24 hour support to people with learning disabilities. In an effort to help everyone understand what coronavirus was, we got creative. Using arts and crafts we made signs to remind everyone to wash their hands and keep to social distancing rules. Making the residents a part of the process helped them understand the rules."
Samantha has worked at Mencap for 15 years. Her role oversees Mencap services and care homes supporting people with a learning disability.
She is passionate about helping everyone to live a fulfilling and happy life in environments they are comfortable in.