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Home Team Member Joanne Harrison

Joanne Harrison

Service Manager

I have worked at Acorn since 2017, although I have previously worked for Acorn between 2011-2014.

My role now as Service Manager is to oversee the day to day running of two of our supported living services.

My favourite part of the role is ensuring the people we care for have an excellent standard of support and are living their best life. I also really enjoy interacting with staff teams, sharing knowledge, recognising peoples’ strengths, and feeling part of the team. To see the people we support flourish with the right encouragement and support around them is so rewarding.

I started working in Health and Social Care in 1993 and spent 10 years working in a respite unit from 2000. In 2011 I joined Acorn to provide support to a young person attending our Farm day service, this then evolved in to supporting the young person to find a new home and that was the first supported living service Acorn had at that time. To see the growth in the charity today is something that I am proud of.

I have also worked at a SEN school. I was a Teaching Assistant so in charge of lost jumpers and colouring in!! I was always blown away by the progression of some of the children whom I supported and really enjoyed having input into their school life knowing they would need certain skills and knowledge to help them achieve in the adult world.

Outside of Acorn I would love to say I enjoy going to the gym, hiking, and learning new languages, but I really enjoy seeing friends, going on holidays and most importantly being a Nanna.