Our focus is on working with organisations and individuals so that Working Carers feel valued and supported. There are many wonderful charities, organisations, community groups and businesses that all want to help working carers.

We add value by using our skills as coaches to devise ways of working with organisations and their working carers. Whether it’s developing leaders to understand the needs of working carers or enabling working carers to create a sense of perspective and focus on wellbeing, our coaching approaches bring about change for a brighter future.

Our Vision

We strive for all organisations to become working carer-friendly, where working carers are acknowledged, and a culture of support is created.

Christine Edge

Christine Edge

Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts

Who am I and what do I do

Hi, I’m Christine.

I am a carers coach and have worked with Carers Wakefield and District for almost ten years. I have supported hundreds of carers to achieve their goals which include maintaining their independence, look after their own well-being and set healthy boundaries to name a few. I provide support through one-to-one coaching and group work.

Prior to this I was an Occupational Therapist practitioner and manager in the NHS for over 20 years. Throughout my career I have worked with local authorities, hospices, housing services and health services.

I am a wife, mum, carer, and a businesswoman. I love to make cakes, dance around the kitchen when no one is looking and love all types of craft. I also understand the stresses and impact that being a working carer can involve and I have a lived experience of finding the right balance between work and home life. It is important to feel a valued part of a wider community giving pride, purpose and belonging into my life.

Many people following the pandemic find themselves with caring responsibilities and a large number are leaving employment due to this. Employers face the real possibility of losing their highly skilled workforce due to increased carer responsibilities which can have a major impact financially. Through training and coaching we at Working Carers Champions we aim to bring support for employers and employees to ‘Life’ in the workplace, so it does not simply become a tick box exercise and make you a preferred employer.

Who am I and what do I do

Hi, I’m Nicola.

I am a qualified coach and coach supervisor, and experienced trainer. Over the last 25 years I have had the privilege to work with individuals and teams to help them to find solutions, develop better relationships and create a more productive working environment.

I believe that communication is of the utmost importance if individuals and teams are to function at their best and have spent many years honing my skills as a facilitator to bring about positive change. I use a variety of coaching approaches to achieve this, including one to tone coaching, team coaching and group coaching. By using this approach, it helps increase insight and self-awareness which not only beneficial to individuals but also organisations, so they become more productive.

Having moved from Wales to live and work in Yorkshire I understand and have experience of caring for my family from afar. Being a carer can be a challenge and especially when caring for someone at a distance. Whatever the circumstances are, caring for someone is a big part of your life and it is for that reason that I wanted to use the skills I have to help support carers in the workplace by forming Working Carers Champions.

Christine Edge

Christine Edge

Who am I and what do I do

Hi, I’m Christine.

I am a carers coach and have worked with Carers Wakefield and District for almost ten years. I have supported hundreds of carers to achieve their goals which include maintaining their independence, look after their own well-being and set healthy boundaries to name a few. I provide support through one-to-one coaching and group work.

Prior to this I was an Occupational Therapist practitioner and manager in the NHS for over 20 years. Throughout my career I have worked with local authorities, hospices, housing services and health services.

I am a wife, mum, carer, and a businesswoman. I love to make cakes, dance around the kitchen when no one is looking and love all types of craft. I also understand the stresses and impact that being a working carer can involve and I have a lived experience of finding the right balance between work and home life. It is important to feel a valued part of a wider community giving pride, purpose and belonging into my life.

Many people following the pandemic find themselves with caring responsibilities and a large number are leaving employment due to this. Employers face the real possibility of losing their highly skilled workforce due to increased carer responsibilities which can have a major impact financially. Through training and coaching we at Working Carers Champions we aim to bring support for employers and employees to ‘Life’ in the workplace, so it does not simply become a tick box exercise and make you a preferred employer.

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Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts

Who am I and what do I do

Hi, I’m Nicola

I am a qualified coach and coach supervisor, and experienced trainer. Over the last 25 years I have had the privilege to work with individuals and teams to help them to find solutions, develop better relationships and create a more productive working environment.

I believe that communication is of the utmost importance if individuals and teams are to function at their best and have spent many years honing my skills as a facilitator to bring about positive change. I use a variety of coaching approaches to achieve this, including one to tone coaching, team coaching and group coaching. By using this approach, it helps increase insight and self-awareness which not only beneficial to individuals but also organisations, so they become more productive.

Having moved from Wales to live and work in Yorkshire I understand and have experience of caring for my family from afar. Being a carer can be a challenge and especially when caring for someone at a distance. Whatever the circumstances are, caring for someone is a big part of your life and it is for that reason that I wanted to use the skills I have to help support carers in the workplace by forming Working Carers Champions.