Dementia and elderly clients – I receive regular confirmation from carers and family members that my approach to cognitive assignments and nursing home visits bring great comfort and happiness to those I work with. January 2023 : NCFE CACHE Certified Level 2 Principles in Dementia Care and studying towards Level 3.
Sharon Fossey Dementia Locality Worker Hertswise – ‘I met Annie when I took over the Redbourn Dementia hub. I instantly realised Annie is so knowledgeable, a fantastic source of information for me to gain more experience in the field of Dementia. Annie’s warmth shines through making me feel at ease which is also noticeable with the clients, especially new ones to the group. She takes the time to get to know everyone at the group, never forgetting information she has learnt from the newcomers and always making time to spend with the original clients who have come to know her so well.’ January 2023
Iliyana Stoyanova ‘Dear Annie just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all your help with Dad’s dementia.’ 2021
Tish Pearce – ‘Annie provided my late Father who had Dementia (Alzheimer’s) with mental stimulation through fun cognitive activities which he greatly enjoyed. This was carried out calmly in his home environment -as she is also First Aid trained and DBS Certified this gave the family complete peace of mind. Her regular sessions enabled my Mother (his carer) a much needed break. Annie supported my whole family with a kind and caring approach with fabulous ideas and coping strategies that helped us keep Dad happy. We also had access any time to her counselling skills for those difficult times.’ November 2022
Redbourn Dementia Hub -Samantha Dukelow – ‘I met Annie through running the local dementia hub in Redbourn, and it has been a pleasure to get to know and work alongside Annie. Annie has been an advocate for localised dementia support and our group, and, has been a huge support to build links with the local community and our group. Whilst visiting the group with clients that Annie supports, it has been wonderful to have Annie get involved with the group and affirm the community feel among the attendees.’ 2021
Michael Luckhurst – ‘I know that my wife Cathy really enjoyed her time with Annie and her visits certainly lifted her spirits and gave her focused and really enjoyable times. Over some twenty months Annie built a strong loving bond of trust with us both and was a reliable and valuable part of our support network. These regular sessions enabled me to have some much needed respite knowing I could leave the house and my wife was always in safe hands.’ May 2018
Barry Welch, Chairman Redbourn Care Group Charity – ‘Annie has a natural engagement not only with the elderly, but with people of all ages, and has helped with fundraising efforts, hosting events and general awareness of the aims of Redbourn Care Group.‘
Tony Swendell Independent Councillor: ‘I am an ex Hertfordshire Police Chief Superintendent and elected Independent Councillor, I have known Annie for over fifteen years and worked on projects for respite centres for disabled children, Safeguarding, Women Against Medical Injustices, Care Group, safe travel for children and many others. I have been able to confide in her on issues of confidentiality with confidence.’
*May 2021, sadly Tony Swendell passed away recently after his own challenge of living with Parkinsons. However, out of respect for him, and, in memory of our twenty plus years friendship both personally and professionally, I would like to keep his valued comments on my website.
Holistic and spiritual
Dr Andrew Ferrar: ‘Annie’s outgoing confident personality and her energy have combined to make her an effective spokesperson on social issues, especially where she has identified unfairness. She is outcome orientated and achieves results by appropriate use of a network of contacts making her a good team player’
Lorna Chiverton-Hunt MSc: ‘Annie Manning has been a great source of advice and inspiration for me over the last few years. As a self-employed Professional Coach and solo parent of 2 teenage children I know that it is very important to look after myself and my well-being or I am no good to my clients and my children. Annie is an easy person to talk to, she listens, asks questions and offers relevant and excellent advice. I have no hesitation in recommending Annie to anyone who is looking to improve their well-being on a general basis or for more specific life issues such as a bereavement.’
Sarah Askew -Visual Merchandising Courses: ‘I have many years lecturing and teaching experience in both private and corporate sectors and always looking for advice and tips to use on courses. I consulted Annie on ways to tackle difficult questions and the support and help provided by Annie was extremely useful both in improving my training and taking my business forward.’
Shelford Chandler MD Giant Steps:’Annie is one of those people who can quickly grasp the complexities of an unfamiliar business to add value and a fresh perspective. From research and content creation to customer engagement, she’s supportive and enthusiastic about whatever she’s working on, a positive force to be reckoned with!
*Personal references available upon request.