We are delighted to share news from one of our HOP members, Corinne Jones, who was recently awarded Supporter of the Year by PSS.
The PSS (Person Shaped Support) is an organisation founded in 1919 by Eleanor Rathbone and Dorothy Keeling and originally named the Liverpool Personal Service Society, it was set up to help and assist people who for one reason or another are disadvantaged in society. PSS is now a nationwide organisation and were instrumental in setting up organisations such as the CAB, Legal Aid and Age UK.
Corinne was awarded the PSS Supporter of the Year award at a special awards evening to mark 100 years of the charity. After using PSS Wellbeing Centres in Liverpool Corinne now uses her shared experiences to support others to manage their mental health as a PSS volunteer and she received the national award as recognition of the contribution she makes.
The award was presented by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and BBC Merseyside’s Roger Phillips at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park.
Corinne said: “PSS were celebrating their 100th anniversary at the Isla Gladstone conservatory in Stanley Park and the award I was privileged to win was for Supporter of the Year.
“I organise trips out for our group called the Culture Vultures, which consists of a group of service users within the PSS. If any organisation would be willing to give us tickets for events, theatre trips or tours we would be very grateful. We generally take approximately 8 to 12 people out per trip and like to arranged one or more trips per month.”
If you would like to connect with Corinne with regards to arranging Culture Vulture visits please contact Emma Riley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org