Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a big challenge for the team has been to deal with the volume of individuals asking for assistance due to working more from home. We consider it a very positive thing that people are not suffering in silence and feel they can actively seek assistance.
It always gives me a lot of satisfaction when I see that the recommendations the team has made for a colleague results in improvements. For example, perhaps someone who has been suffering with musculoskeletal conditions has, with our help, gone on to feel significantly reduced, or even ceased, pain.
I feel strongly that we can each be a #changemaker in our personal lives too. In October 2019 I stopped driving [because I wanted to reduce my impact on the environment]. I do not own a car and only travel by public transport. I live in a small town in Derbyshire so sometimes this is a challenge, but it is doable.
Dame Katherine Grainger is a person who is just amazing, and not just because of her Olympian status. She has used her position to enhance the lives of children through her involvement with International Inspiration - a charity that promotes access to sport, play, and physical exercise for underprivileged children around the world.