Tracy Ellis: Outreach Worker
Tracy joined us in 2018 as an Outreach Worker for Oxford City (Including Rose Hill, Headington and Cowley).
She brings with her fifteen years of experience working in Health and Social Care with adults with learning disabilities. In her last job, she was a Support Worker for twelve years. She supported adults with high needs by going into their homes and helping with personal care “Getting washed, dressed in the morning, breakfasts. It depends on their needs as to how much you helped them. Sometimes it was giving medication or food through a PEG tube”. While working in this role she qualified with an NVQ 3 in Social Care.
Before her Support Worker role, Tracy worked in an agency, also with adults with learning disabilities. Before that, she was employed at the charity Mencap, which was her first role working with adults with learning disabilities.
Tracy joined Carers Oxfordshire to “Feel like I was helping someone. That’s my caring side, I like to be helping people out. Just knowing even the smallest thing can be the biggest thing to someone. Just having a chat.”
In her spare time, she loves horse riding and has had a horse for twenty years “I look after the horse and walk the dog before I start work.”
She works 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.