01 April 2016
Voice of carers Lu Duhig to retire
Service Improvement Lead for Carers Lu
Duhig is retiring after being the staunch voice of carers in AWP
for 15 years.
Lu was first involved with AWP as a voice for carers in 2001,
after being asked to give a personal perspective at the launch of
the Care Programme Approach.
During Lu's time working for us, she has overseen a
transformation in the way that we view carers, with carers being
better acknowledged and seen as an important part of the recovery
process. This included the launch of the triangle of care work in
2010, where carers are seen as the third part of the care triangle.
This has led to better opportunities for carers to be involved,
better information sharing and the recognition that carers are
often the main support in someone's recovery.
Trust Chairman Tony Gallagher said, "Since I've been associated
with the Trust and worked in mental health I have been lucky enough
to work with Lu on a number of occasions. She has been a stalwart
for supporting carers and has contributed many great pieces of
great work including that on the triangle of care. Lu is a good
example of someone who really cares, and it comes across in all of
her work. Thank you Lu for everything you have done!"
Lu said, "The Trust has come a long way in the way that families
and carers are valued and recognised for their contribution. It has
been great to be involved in this work supporting staff, service
users and carers during the time I've been here."
We are grateful for Lu's hard work and dedication and wish her
well for the future.