Meet Jill Lucock, CIC Assistant Director...
“When I joined CIC in 1990, our charity had only been in existence for two years and we were really just starting out, but even then, I knew it had something special.
“I was fired up to be working for an organisation that offered people with support and care needs the opportunity to live normal, happy lives in the community. At this time, many people with disabilities lived in institutional services which didn’t allow them to exercise a lot of choice or independence, but CIC had a then radical mission: to support them to live independently and pursue the things that made them happy.
“Of course, over the years there have been many changes in the care sector and immeasurable progress has been made to give people greater inclusion and independence, and CIC has really played its part in this.
“The reason I have worked here for so long is this: when you work for CIC – no matter what your job role, you are focussed on the same thing, the people we support. There is a fundamental respect across our organisation for our service users and a shared goal to offer them fuller, better lives. From 1990 to now, I am proud to say that CIC has always held high aspirations for the people we support and has always challenged the conventional view of what is possible.”
Image: Jill (pictured left) with service users, David Tomlinson (centre) and Arlene Earle (right) at the National Care Awards in London, where Jill was a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care catagory.