Meet Charlotte Birkmire from Enfield SCAN
Date: 17 June 2020
At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust we are proud to support Learning Disability Week 2020 which runs from 15-21 June and focuses on the importance of friendships during lockdown.
Today we would like to introduce you to Charlotte Birkmire, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Enfield SCAN who tells us more about her role.
I joined the team in January 2020 and my background is learning disability nursing. My previous experience was working with adults with a learning disability as a community nurse. I wanted to work with children as many adults with a learning disability miss out on the opportunity for input from specialist CAMHS services and I wanted to be part of that, supporting children and their families early on in their lives.
I really enjoy working with other agencies including education and social care as it helps us to work together to overcome the challenges our families and children face.
During Learning Disability Week, we as a team will be reflecting on the great work we do with our clients, particularly around this difficult time in lockdown where a lot of the children have had their routine disrupted. We have been offering children and their families as much support as we can to help them cope with these uncertain times.
We are proud to support Learning Disability Week. Today we would like to introduce you to Charlotte Birkmire, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Enfield SCAN who tells us more about her role.