13 Feb 2018
Janice Powers is a volunteer with Shelter Cymru and within this role she supports people who come into the project needing advice support or information with housing, benefits or debt.
Janice is always on hand to offer support and empathise with
services users and to put them at ease.
In addition to this she uses the knowledge she has gained through
her own disability and through volunteering with the project to
share information with peers - signposting them to support agencies
or for assistance and being able to understand some of the issues
they may be facing in relation to their own disability and housing
issues. Her commitment to the role, to the organisation and to what
Shelter Cymru do has been
Janice Powers receiving her certificate from Gill Wright, CAVS
Janice has been with the project since 2012 she was one of the
first volunteers who was recruited to the project. Over the last
five years she has proven to be reliable and competent member of
the team who has been willing to try new challenges and give new
ideas to try. She has volunteered along a range of advisors
and all have been astounded by her resilience in life. Her
disabilities cause her difficulties daily, and she ensures that she
doesn't let anything hinder her progress and continues to do her
best throughout the adversity of the challenges she faces.
Janice has been dedicated to the project and to making a difference
for people who are disabled within the community and throughout