Inez Peters, support worker in the West region recently celebrated achieving a significant milestone and was congratulated by her fellow colleagues on providing 50 years of continuous and outstanding service.
Having been TUPE transferred to Dimensions some 16 years ago. Inez arrived from Jamaica in 1969, with an ambition to care for others. Her journey has led her to gain experience in general needs, mental health and in recent years learning disabilities and autism services. Her aim is always to achieve a firm and deep understanding of an individual’s needs, so that she can support them to live their best lives.
Inez has 5 children, including 2 who she adopted and is very proud that they have all achieved university graduate degrees and credits the people she supports in helping her to nurture her children to achieve their full potential. Inez ‘s passion has led her to feel like Walsall Street and the services Dimensions provides are family to her and she is always there to guide and nurture young potential.
Fondly referred to as ‘Mrs P’ by her colleagues, many will recall countless times where Inez has brought a little treat to work with her, for either the people she supports or her colleagues, always remembering everyone’s likes and preferences. In her very understated and modest manner, Inez suggests that she enjoys seeking opportunities to make a small difference to someone’s day.
There are no plans for Mrs P to retire quite yet, although she does suggest that when she does eventually become less able to provide support, she has ambitions to tackle knife crime and educate young people to see how, like her own, their lives could be so much more.