My Other Projects
So what do I do when I'm not doing tech support?
This is a new one to me - I still have a lot to learn! It's been fantastic to find a hobby that uses my needlework skills, though - everything is handmade.
I've been having a lot of fun as well as challenges, dressing the part and re-enacting village life. It can be pretty in tents (sorry).
I have been a Director with Autistic UK since 2020. I have been able to use my training skills here, as well as my IT / admin skills, and have been involved in the following:
Applying for grant funding
Peer Support (online)
Arranging and delivering training around the autistic experience, to professionals in Health and Social Care, as well as the voluntary sector and the private sector
Disability awareness & acceptance
I wanted to learn Sign Language since working with Deaf social workers when I was with the Council (in the mid 2000's). I got the chance to learn online in lockdown and am now taking Level 2 at a face-to-face class, with the same tutor I started with on Zoom.
I enjoy the course and it has enabled me to be confident enough in my signing to add the "I'm learning BSL" shape above, to my adverts. I now have a few Deaf customers who have become friends and who have introduced me to the Deaf community in Conwy.