Cath Evans: Carers Adviser

Cath is our Carer Adviser for The Vale of White Horse (including Abingdon, Farringdon and Wantage). She joined Carers Oxfordshire in 2015 after working in retirement housing for over 20 years. She was a Scheme Manager and ran the site of the retirement scheme where she worked. She has an NVQ in Housing and an NVQ in Emergency Mental Health Care.

Cath supports carers in the Vale of White Horse; she also used to run our carer groups for four years.

She has personal experience in caring. “I care for my mum; she is 87 and has limited mobility due to Angina and Arthritis. I do her admin, which takes longer than you would think. It includes paying bills, making doctor and hospital appointments, and organising prescriptions. I also attend medical appointments with her, do her laundry and take her shopping. Mum is unable to go anywhere without me.”

“I enjoy helping people and making a difference in their lives, it gives me great job satisfaction. I am a great believer in treating people how I wish to be treated.”

She works Mondays to Wednesdays 9 am – 5 pm.