My North East Sensory Services Speech. Hey everyone, I hope you are all well. In today’s post, I am sharing an extraordinary event that I went to in November 2019. North East Sensory Services celebrated its 100th Birthday, and I was honoured to share the experience I have had with the Charity.
When I was invited to the event, I was very excited because I already knew what I would share. It was a fun event. I was nervous when I got onto the stage because I was not too fond of presentations. However, I manage to stand on stage and presented my speech to the crowd. In the end, everyone loved it. They were congratulating me on my success and strength.
My North East Sensory Services Speech
Good evening, my name is Sonia Seivwright. I am here to share the support I have received from North East Sensory Services. I have a hearing loss, and over the last four years, I have been highly supported by Ness.
The reason I first visited NESS was that I wanted help to get a bus-pass. They continued to support me by providing me with equipment such as my doorbell. Social Work helped me fill out an application form for housing applications which meant that I got a better flat.
I have worked closely with my employment officer, who has listened and advised me on coming up with a plan. With her help, I successfully applied for college. She made sure that I had the support that I needed during my time there. We then filled applications for childcare for my daughter to get a nursery space and be cared for.
I was in college for two years studying for a National Certificate in Business Administration. During my time at college, I managed to get a part-time job in Sainsbury’s. I had to juggle life as a single mum, working part-time, and a full-time student all by myself.
NESS kept in touch regularly, and they supported me through any issues that I may have had. When I was asked to go on work placements to gain experience, Ness helped me find arrangements with Instant Neighbour and the Jobcentre. I successfully passed my two years at college, and I felt it was time to get into employment.
My Employment Officer and I worked tirelessly filling out job application forms related to my course and made use of the skills I had developed. We applied for jobs, including an internship with Food Standards Scotland and a customer service apprenticeship with the Council. I had several interviews, and they provided me with the information that I needed to prepare for the interviews.
I am now pleased to announce that I am currently working part-time as a receptionist for a solicitors and estate agents firm. Due to my hearing loss, I had to get a piece of equipment, a Roger Pen system tuned to my hearing aids, and enable me to hear on the telephone.
What I appreciate most about Ness is they are understanding. They will work with you to make sure you achieve everything you want. As well as making sure you get all the right support you need. I have Ness by my side, I am confident, and I feel proud of everything I have achieved.
I can walk tall with my head up high.
Thank you for listening.
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