Although she is originally from Yorkshire, in the North of England, Meg feels quite at home in the ConneXu community. Her training and experience in behaviour management and social work reflects her passion for working with people.
As Quality Practice Leader, Meg will be focused on working to connect people with the community, enabling them to develop their skills and grow towards independence. An intuitive person, she understands that people’s needs change, and each person has different needs.
Corey is an intrepid young man who sets himself goals, then patiently works his way towards achieving them. Soon after moving into his flat, with support from ConneXu, Corey decided he was going to learn to cook.
Through her role as Quality Practice Leader, Josie Reid has brought to ConneXu her ability to combine natural and community supports around people with disabilities to enable them to live life as they choose to.
Her work within the health industry during the last 25 years has led Josie into some interesting leadership roles within the community and disability services, giving her a useful depth of clinical and management experience.
Grace is firmly focused on ConneXu’s vision of empowering the people she supports and connecting them with their community to enable them to achieve their personal goals. She first caught the executive team’s eye when, as a student social worker in her final year, she took up her 16 week placement at ConneXu. She has since graduated and taken up a role as a Community Facilitator, working 20 hours a week within our close-knit team.
The success of last year’s Adaptive Cricket Day (run by Hamilton Cricket at Waikato University) encouraged many enthusiastic people at ConneXu to play in this year’s Cricket Day, held on 22nd March. In fact, Sarah Hobden, impromptu ConneXu sports facilitator, says that there was so much interest she could nearly have filled three ConneXu teams. The day was a huge success with ConneXu winning two of its three games and the event enjoyed by all.