My name is Michelle McDermott.

I work alongside Sally at Paradigm to co-deliver training on things like The Reach Standards. I love telling people about The Reach Standards so that they can improve their how they work and the service they provide.  I also love engaging with all the participants.

I also work at Thera Trust as the Co-Chair alongside Sally. I like the role because I love chairing meetings. I am the one with the lived experience and the learning disability so I can share my experiences, skills and knowledge.

I will also soon be doing some training in doctors’ surgeries with the organisation Generate. I also facilitate running a ‘Books Beyond Words’ group for other people with learning disabilities.

All the work I do is about supporting people with all forms of learning disabilities to live good lives.

I love my music, singing and drumming. I also like art and films like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Mandalorian’ and fantasy films.

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