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Green Light's Personal Care team enjoying the Christmas spirit.

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Green Light’s Personal Care team were making the most of the festive season during a meeting at their new hub at our administrative and training centre in Redruth. The team recently moved from Fairfield in Bridge to the Cardrew Industrial Estate - joining Green Light’s back office staff.
The team with Marie Sinclair, 2nd left, celebrating Christmas at Cardrew.
Newly appointed Personal Care manager, Marie Sinclair, is responsible for the service providing support to 13 customers in their own homes and within the community. It is proving to be an invaluable service to many families across Cornwall who rely on the respite or support to carry out activities or help with learning new life skills. Having supported children with autism while living in America and having worked in a special needs school in Melton Mowbray, Marie has been part of the Green Light team since 2011 when she returned to her roots having grown up in Penzance.  “The personal care service is one of our busiest as we su…

New Beginnings

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It has been an exciting year for Green Light as we have continued to grow, employing talented people and providing much needed services for adults and children with autism in Cornwall.  We are about to open three new homes in Camborne, our first in the town, along with a spacious bungalow in Truro, also our first in the city.  
To date we have created more than 150 new jobs, our latest intake includes two Registered Managers who bring a wealth of experience to the organisation.  

Lewis Collins is originally from Hampshire, but moved to Cornwall to be closer to family. Lewis has many years experience of managing homes for people with learning disabilities. His move to Green Light marks a new beginning for Lewis who was attracted by our ethos of providing a lifestyle that people can be proud of.  

“Managing a home has its ups and downs, you need to mentor staff and give them the positive drive to do the job with confidence. It’s important to listen and be receptive to team members so they …

Recognising Talent To Boost Life Opportunities

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As a young company recognising talent and giving our workforce the opportunities to develop their careers and training is a key part of our continued growth. Leanne Griffiths and Debbie Smith joined Green Light when we welcomed our first customers in 2011.  As we have developed, so too have their careers and experience.  Both have shown amazing dedication and passion in their roles, with Debbie even returning to work for a short period, during her maternity leave, to oversee the refurbishment of The Pines, which opened in October.
Leanne started out as a support worker based at September Lodge, a family style home for four people with autism and other complex needs at Wheal Hope in Goonhavern.  Her leadership skills and ability to organise and manage the homes in a strategic way were soon recognised with Leanne being offered a deputy manager post at Big Wig and Littlecroft in Holywell Bay.

Good friends Leanne (L) and Debbie, who manage Green Light’s homes
Explaining her role, she says: …