Christine Julian-Huxley


Ward Visitor

  • When did you join Canerows and Plaits?

I joined Canerows and Plaits in April 2012 after hearing about their work through       a friend.

  • Why did you want to be a visitor?

I really wanted to get involved because of the difference they make to the people they visit each week. By offering support and encouragement as a visitor, people can feel less isolated and know that others have been through similar experiences.

  • Tell us a bit about your education and work.

At school I was fascinated by Religious Studies and went on to study Theology. This was a challenging time and one that had a lasting impact on my life. I worked for Thomas Cook as a Foreign Currency Cashier for a while, worked in a Booksellers and later as a volunteer Literacy teacher. My last job was as a Mental Health Recovery Worker with Family Action. I spent a number of years before that volunteering with Family Action, working in catering and leading the Service User Network Outings Group.

  • What do you like to do in your spare time?

My favourite things to do are knitting, crochet and needlework and reading books on theology, biographies and poetry. I like to cook vegetarian dishes, listen to music and visit art galleries and the theatre.

  • What do you like about working for Canerows?

I really enjoy working for Canerows and Plaits because the whole team have been so supportive, helpful and encouraging right from the first day training.

  • What do you like about visiting people?

I find visiting people very rewarding and look forward to meeting and sharing each week. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience to be part of the team.

  • What tips would you give people considering taking up the role of a ward visitor?

Speak to a Ward Visitor if you have any questions or concerns about the role. You will receive lots of support all the time you are visiting. Give the training a go and share your skills and experience.