Occupational therapy team

image of Natalie FosterNatalie Foster
Therapy Assistant, Low Laithes

I work in a multi-disciplinary team supporting Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. I am involved in group work and one to ones over a set number of weeks and have to make resources for support staff to use with the people who live here. You have to be a very organised person and plan your time well, I am not afraid of trying new things.

There are many training opportunities and I feel that the Hesley Group invests in you and wants the best you can achieve. I started working here in August 2016 and feel that this was a good career change for me. Everyone at Low Laithes is friendly and hard working and all have excellent team work skills.

My previous area of work has been working in schools and sixth forms. I first started as a Learning Mentor and then progressed to a Sixth Form Coordinator.  After working in education for over 10 years I felt that I needed a challenge and needed to try something new.

I am currently studying part-time for a degree at Huddersfield University, this is my final year studying for a degree for Educational Management and Administration. My future aspirations are to continue working with people with Autism, and to take every opportunity to progress and widen my knowledge and experience. 

I am a mum of three and they all make me very proud of them. I am also now a nana and spend as much time as I can with my family. I have a crazy dog that is deaf and partially blind, with a clicky hip.  He is 17 and still running around and jumping about. I like to keep myself busy.

Meet another member of the Occupational Therapy Team...
Rachel O'Sullivan - Head of Therapies and Occupational Therapist covering all sites within Hesley Group
Anna Duncan - Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist covering all sites within Hesley Group
Anna Atkinson - Occupational Therapist at Fullerton House School
Holly Fenton - Occupational Therapist at Hesley Village
Katie Wade - Occupational Therapist at Hesley Village
Rebecca Hillier - Occupational Therapist at Low Laithes and Fullerton House School
Victoria Blunt - Occupational Therapist at Wilsic Hall School
Lauren Waddington - Therapy Assistant at Fullerton House School