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Meet The Wales Team

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Christina Thomas - Business Manager

Hello, I’m Christina; I live in Neath Port Talbot. I’ve worked in direct payments for nearly 14 years   supporting and working with over 2500 direct payment recipients across Wales. My pastime is to spend quality time with my children, grandchildren, reading and to keep fit and active

Richard Truscott – Finance Advisor

Hello. I am Richard Truscott, and I am the Finance Independent Living Adviser for PeoplePlus Wales. One of my roles is to support our service users with any complex financial aspects with their Direct Payments and supporting the smooth running of their managed accounts.

Powys Team

Tracie Davies - Team Leader

Hi, I’m Tracie, I live in South Powys and I’ve been an ILA for 12 years now and a Team Leader for 3 years. I am passionate about supporting people to access the lives they want to have and deserve. In my spare time I enjoy raising money for charities that support the clients that I have.

Andy Warham – Independent Living Advisor

Hi there, I am Andy, I live in North Powys and I have been an advisor for 12 years working within Direct Payments. I am a great believer in DP’s as they provide flexibility, control and enhance quality of life for disabled people.

Megan Griffith–Salter - Independent Living Advisor

Hello I’m Megan and I’ve been working for PeoplePlus since March 2018. I've worked in direct payments as an ILA for 2 years, previously in West Wales and now for Powys. I have 3 children who keep me very busy.

Laura Keeble – Independent Living Advisor

Hi I'm Laura and I’m new to PeoplePlus but not new to Powys as some of you may remember me when I worked as an ILA with the former provider. After the birth of my daughter I've decided to come back as I love the work that we do.

Bridgend & Neath Port Talbot Team

Dan Barratt – Senior Independent living Advisor

Hi, I’m Dan and I’m a Senior Independent Living Advisor for PeoplePlus. The majority of my work is with service users in Bridgend, but I also support other service users across Wales. I started off as a Personal Assistant before becoming a Direct Payment Advisor which I have been for over 3 years. Over those 3 years I have supported clients face to face in Bridgend, Powys, Neath Port Talbot, and Swansea and briefly in Merthyr, RCT and the Vale of Glamorgan. My interest and hobbies include supporting a dog rescue charity, rugby, cooking and keeping fit.

Julie Davies – Independent Living Advisor

Hi, my name is Julie Davies. I’ve been an Independent Living Advisor (ILA) in Bridgend for 11 years, I’m sure a lot of you know me. Supporting new employers to set up their Direct Payments (DP), support to recruit Personal Assistants (PA) and offer support and guidance for the individual. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my twin grandchildren; they always manage to make me laugh. I also enjoy walking my dogs, cooking, reading, gardening and love to travel abroad, as often as I can. Life is for living, and I make sure I live life to the full.

Kelly Davies – Independent Living Advisor

Hello, I’m Kelly, and I’ve been with PeoplePlus since October 2017. I work as an ILA in Bridgend and I find the role very rewarding because I have such passion to play a big part of your direct payment journey. I have three children and One cheeky handsome 2 year old grandson who keeps me busy on the weekends.
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