More about Tracey...

I joined Feel Good Factor in June 2017 to start on a new project working with deaf, hard of hearing, sight impaired, severely sight impaired and deafblind people from Ethnically Diverse communities living in Leeds.

Before working for Feel Good Factor I was a support worker for seven years with various sensory impaired people. More recently I helped to facilitate a peer support group for deaf people looking at ways of improving their mental health. I’ve also worked as an adult education tutor for learning disabled adults and I used to be a primary school teacher. It was while teaching at a school with a deaf unit that I developed a passion for sign language and I recently completed NVQ Level 6 British Sign Language.

In my latest role at Feel Good Factor I am working in close partnership with BID (Lead partner), Association of Blind Asians and Age UK which makes up the Leeds Sensory Impairment Service to help refer people to suitable services. My work will include outreach, community development, supporting the development of social networks and peer support groups to help reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing for Sensory Impaired people from Ethnically Diverse communities.