Angela joined us in 2003 when Centre 56 was a women’s refuge, just before our children’s play area became on Ofsted-registered creche. She has worked with our families for years, providing specialist support to children at our centre.
Angela joined us from social services, having experienced domestic abuse as a young woman. She described her time as Centre 56 as ‘challenging but rewarding’, and particularly enjoyed seeing families settle into nursery and receive support from our services.
She said: “I’ll definitely miss the children. People should support Centre 56 as it’s a difficult situation for every family to be in, especially children. The children are always the innocent party (in any domestic abuse situation).”
Claire Essame, Centre 56 Service Manager, said: “We’re so sad to see Angela go, she has been an integral part of Centre 56 for such a long time, working with some of the most vulnerable families in our community. On behalf of everyone at Centre 56, I’d like to wish Angela the happiest retirement – you’ve definitely earnt it!”