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Beth Blades

I am the Specialist Support Coordinator for nursing packages in the North East

Name: Beth Blades

My role at KEYFORT:

Specialist Support Coordinator (Nursing)

I am the Specialist Support Coordinator for nursing packages in the North East. My role includes working in partnership with our Registered General Nurse to develop and lead high quality person-centred support packages for individuals with nursing needs. Some elements of nursing support include ventilators, PEG care and complex moving and handling.

Previous Experience / Background:

I began as a teaching assistant in a primary school as a key person for reception children. Within this role, I developed and differentiated teaching and learning to provide support for children with additional needs. I have also worked in a specialist education unit for young people aged 16-25 with autism. I then graduated with a first in BA Hons Childhood Studies. In 2018, whilst at university, I began my role as an Education Support Worker at KEYFORT. I then branched into community and employment support, children’s respite and specialist autism mentoring. Next, I began training to work on nursing cases, where I was promoted to team leader. I have now been promoted to Specialist Support Coordinator!

Fun fact about me:

I achieved a first for every essay and exam at university and I have two guinea pigs – Edward and TJ!