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Formed SSPW - May 1993
Joined the Army when I left school, served 7 years.
Qualified as a bricklayer and was a builder for several years.
Worked for Mencap and Supported people in various care environments around Hampshire.
1989 We became Respite Carers for Adult Placement ( now known as Shared Lives). We were Carers for
Married Jeanette in 1990.
Started SSPW in 1993 previously working closely with Social Services and the Adult Placement team
on a pilot project for domiciliary care/outreach work.
The service is based on a 'working service' which has continued over the years. Always striving to be
the best, diversifying to meet the needs and wants of all the clients we support.
2009 purchased a Farm which has now developed and evolved where I work daily (7 days) with many
people solely attending the Farm project.
2015 The Farm project was expanding and becoming busy , now Sean Parker is the General Manager of
SSPW and along with the team of staff do an excellent job to provide a quality Day Service.
Hobbies - Carriage driving my pony, enjoying time on the farm with Jeanette and the Team.
Technical & Maintenance
Joined SSPW - November 1996
Hobbies and Pastimes- I enjoy all types of photography, DIY, holidays and spending time with my Children and Grand Children.
I worked for an industrial contractor untill the mid 90's then took a change in employent and joined SSPW temporarily in 1996. still here now and havent looked back. I enjoy spending time with my family, 3 children, (2 boys and a girl) and at present 4 grand children and now live in a bungalow with my wife of whom I married in 1988.
Joined SSPW - May 2003
Hobbies and Pastimes - Photography, Theme Parks, Liverpool FC.
I joined SSPW straight after leaving school, stated as a trainer /supervisor and in 2015 I took over the Manager's role. I love coming to work and always try and make SSPW the best it can be. In my spare time I enjoy visiting Theme Parks with my wife and 2 Girls. I also spend time watching and supporting Liverpool FC.
Joined SSPW - March 2000
Hobbies and Pastimes - Diy, International Cusine, Motor Sport, Music, Saints FC, Ancient Monuments and Religions.
I am a fully qualified Production Engineer so can fix , restore or make most things Mechanical, in the past I have built and raced dragsters around Europe. I was a DJ and presented radio shows on several radio stations.
Joined SSPW - Jan 2004
Hobbies and Pastimes - Football, Music (varied taste).
Born and Bred in Portsmouth, 64 years old and married. I spent nearly 30 years in retail and wholesale Management before joining a small residential home for Adults with Special Needs, then joined sspw 2 years later.
Joined SSPW - June 2009
Hobbies and Pastimes - Beer festivals, Holidays, and Family time.
Having spent 17 years working for M&S I decided I needed a career change. I spent many years previously around adults with special needs and decided I wanted to start working at SSPW and here I am 10 years later and I havent looked back. In my spare time I like spending it with my family, friends, and grandchildren, I also enjoy going to beer festivals and sampling the Ale's with my beer buddies. when I can fit it in a holiday or breakaway is a bonus.
Joined SSPW - August 2012
Hobbies and Pastimes - Cycling, Boot fairs, Cooking, Gardening.
I live in Southampton, I decided to become vegan 1 year ago. I was a printer for many years before I became a support worker/carer. I enjoy my role and feel that I can contribute to helping others.
Joined SSPW - 2001
Hobbies and Pastimes - Holidays, Cooking, Family, spending time on the Farm.
I started working with Adults with special needs at coldeast hospital in 1979, went on to be an Adult placement carer,(now shared lives). Until 2001 when I started work at SSPW. I have always been involved in SSPW since it was started, doing food and buffets etc...
Joined SSPW - May 2016
Hobbies and Pastimes - Musician/Drummer, Cycling, Cooking (vegan).
I've been self employed most of my working life as a Musician and Tradesman. I am married to Karin and have two Grown up Daughters, I Joined SSPW in 2016 to have a change of direction and help others to learn some skills.