Meet the Team – Hannah Rodden

Published by Jo on 27th September 2023

Meet the Team – Hannah Rodden
Hannah Rodden joined Green Light as a Support Worker in September 2023 with a wealth of experience, in adaptive ski instructing, private caregiving in Canada, and personal experience of physical and intellectual disabilities.  Hannah will shortly be joining the Tresleigh team led by Registered Manager Katie Hughes.
Here’s a Q&A with Hannah:
Q: Where are you from and where do you live now?
A: Born in Manchester, I moved to Carclaze St Austell at the end of August.
Q: How did you hear about Green Light ?
A: On indeed.
Q: Why did you decide to work for Green Light ?
A: My experience of care in the past and my passion for this seemed the perfect fit. Having worked with a variety of clients needs in adaptive ski schools, and working as a live in caregiver in Canada helped me decide I want a career in doing something good.
Q: What is your previous experience of autism or learning disabilities?
A: I have a few family members with autism as Fragile X runs in my family. My mum and grandmother worked in care for adults and children with autism and challenging behaviour. This has inspired me to go down the employment routes I have, exposing me to a high level of patience and compassion from a young age.
Q: Do you have any special skills/hobbies or interests?
A: I would say my special interest is skiing and snowboarding. It gives me a sense of freedom and has shaped me into the person I am today!
Q: When not working what are you most likely to be doing?
A: I am an avid runner, cycler, rock climber, surfer. I also hike though the summer and ski for at least 1 week every winter. I love to cook with my partner (sausage and mash at least once per week!) and listen to electronic techno music with friends at festivals.
Q: What do you have on your bucket list?
A: A skydive, take my dad in a helicopter, travel Thailand with my partner and hold a baby otter.
Q: Who is your hero or heroine & why?
A: My hero is my mum, as she is the rock in my family and would do anything for us.
Q: What three words sum up your personality?
A: bubbly, organized, caring.
Meet the Team – Hannah Rodden