Our friend and team leader at Oakdene, N, has left to go to pastures new. N started on a very snowy day in December 2008 and never looked back. N had a great sense of fun, usually entered a room by dancing and always made the people she supported laugh with her funny accents.

We had a farewell party for N – lots of tears and laughter, and she received such thoughtful cards and gifts from colleagues, parents and people supported. This is a real testament to how highly she was thought of.

We will all miss N but we have some wonderful memories made over the 10 years and 7 months that she was with us. We wish her lots of luck in her new venture.