Reconnect With Confidence Team

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Peter Cockburn

 

Service Manager

 

Peter oversees the day-to-day management of our programmes and works on introducing new and innovative service offers such as the Money Matters programme, Individual Service Fund and our Reconnect with Confidence programme.

 

Having completed a degree in Education and an honours degree in Psychology, Peter initially worked as the Centre Based Rehabilitation Worker designing and delivering courses that covered memory, attention, health and wellbeing, fatigue management and assertiveness, before progressing on to become Service Manager.

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Gillian Walker

Welfare Benefits Adviser

 

Gillian began her career in the Citizens Advice Service specialising in welfare benefits and debt advice. During this time, Gillian worked on several projects including the Help to Claim Universal Credit Programme and the Warm and Well Project maximising incomes. Having also worked as a Financial Inclusion Advisor for a local housing association, Gillian has travelled the Scottish Borders advising about welfare benefits and helping people manage their tenancies.

 

Gillian now advises and assists people with brain injury or neurological conditions to maximise their incomes with welfare benefit and tax credits claims.

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Daniel Vicentini

 

Community Inclusion Worker

 

Daniel’s role requires him to work with many external partners including local authorities, voluntary organisations and the NHS, where he used to work as a healthcare support worker.

Tackling isolation and loneliness Daniel works on a one-to-one basis with programme participants looking holistically at their wellbeing. Following these assessment Daniel works together with his participants to set goals that will enable them to reintegrate into their community and fulfill their personal aims.

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Judith Purves

Financial Inclusion Worker

 

Having worked in a bank for many years, Judith moved to work for a charitable organisation supporting clients with an illness or disability to employ their own carers and manage their own care. Judith brings a wealth of experience to her DCF role.

She now supports people with brain injuries or neurological conditions in developing their skills, knowledge and confidence in dealing with their finances and ultimately enabling them to become more financially stable.