Laura Desborough, one of NAB’s dedicated Community Support Workers, was nominated for the ‘Community Award’ at last night’s event – which is for a person, group or charity, who has made a contribution to their local community or simply the ‘go-to’ person who is always there when people need a helping hand. The Pride awards are now in their 16th year and are all about celebrating our county’s unsung heroes. Well done Laura! We caught up with her about what she enjoys most about her role:
What do you find most rewarding about the role?
I can make a real difference to the daily lives of blind and partially sighted adults and children living in Northamptonshire.
What are you most proud of achieving since you’ve been in the role?
I have supported hundreds of visually impaired people when they have nowhere else to turn, and importantly, proved to them you can still live a normal life.
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
I face many challenges on a daily basis to help visually impaired adults and children get the best opportunities available to them, and to listen and understand what obstacles are in their way.
Why is helping people with sight loss such a good cause?
Many people with a visual impairment just want to give up. But after spending time with them they begin to realise what is still possible and seeing the improvement in their wellbeing is amazing and very rewarding.
For more information on the nominees and winners click here: https://bit.ly/2DAcQCe