Sheena Smith

Bridge Worker, based at Citizens Advice Northumberland

What’s your role in a nutshell?

To support people with a range of disabilities/experiences move positively on in their lives.

Do you have a secret talent for anything?

I am not a bad portrait artist! I love sketching people and animals. . .  well, mainly cats!!

What’s the best part of your job?

Working with a range of different people, chatting and hearing about their lives. To be a part of their positive journey. I love my Teamies!

What do your colleagues say is your best quality? 

Being able to talk to anyone!  To motivate and encourage beneficiaries.

What’s your favourite memory/proudest memory?

My Mam and Dad coming to my M.A graduation service in Stratford Upon Avon. Anything that my dad was involved in.

What’s your favourite food?

Any Seafood! seared scallops and anything cooked with wine!.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

I love reading. I also love movies – particularly old black and white ones. I like spending time in the garden with my cats; not gardening! Sitting and chilling! .

What advice do you have for people considering joining the programme?

They will have access to some amazing professional people who genuinely care about helping and making a difference in people’s lives. The range of support is amazing.