Meet Team buzz: Laura
What’s your role within buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service?
I am one of the Neighbourhood Health Workers covering Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield.
Describe a typical day at work…
Each day is so different but can involve meetings with my team mates about projects, chatting to local people at events about what they would like to see in their area, helping groups find venues and/or funding to get projects going, and promoting local activities through mailouts and social media. Since we’ve been able to get out a bit more and away from Zoom I am now a big advocate of a walking meeting too, I’m off to one shortly in Alexandra Park! 😊
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting people in the community who really care and are so proactive in helping their communities. I also love when my work has a really positive impact on someone.
If you had to do another job for one day what would you pick?
A dream job would probably be working in a dive school somewhere tropical. Myself and my husband qualified while we were travelling, it’s been a long time since we’ve been able to go again. The colours and the fish are so amazing, it’s another world down there and totally takes you out of yourself.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I have two little ones at home so love taking them on days out, we love the beach in any weather. I'm a member of my local running club and love my aerial classes, my favourite being aerial hoop. I’m also a big fan of comedy and music gigs.
What’s your favourite thing about Manchester?
I love that there is so much to do here, and I’m close to lots of my friends and family.
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