Angela Stevens started out a one day a week volunteer and now manages two important projects.
"I have a great team of dedicated and enthusiastic support workers and together we all enjoy supporting service users to achieve their goals.
"I started as a volunteer 1 day per week with [Humankind] Accommodation Resource Team and was eventually employed by [Humankind] on the floating support project since December 2002.
"This role involved supporting young people in their tenancies to; set up utilities, apply for grants to furnish their home, apply for relevant benefits, understand their tenancy agreements, manage their finances, reduce debts and gain the skills required to maintain their tenancy.
"I successfully applied for the post of Project Leader in 2008 and was recently promoted to Project Manager.
"This role involves supervising my team of 11 staff to ensure quality standards are met on both of the projects I manage; County Durham Young People’s Floating Support service and Gypsy Roma and Traveller service.
"I also attend meetings to network with other agencies and to promote the excellent and professional care my teams provide. They always strive to get the very best results for our service users and have great success in helping them to achieve their personal targets.
"It is a good place to work and there is scope for progression with lots of training available and also robust policies in place to ensure we comply with all relevant legislation."
Angela is Project Manager County Durham Young People’s Floating Support Service and Gypsy Roma and Traveller Service