Lynne is currently the longest serving Interaction Practitioner at Us in a Bus, joining the team in 2005 on a temporary eigth month contract and enjoying it so much that she never left! Lynne has two girls who she adores. They both have significant health needs and she is extremely proud of the young ladies they have become. Her eldest is at University studying ecology and wildlife conservation and her youngest is perusing a career working with dogs. Lynne also shares her home with an energetic Romanian street dog called Otto who is a amazing escapologist and also likes to climb trees!
Lynne first became interested in working with people with complex needs whilst she was training to become a nursery nurse. She volunteered at a local residential home and also at school holiday clubs for disabled children. She intuitively began to use the principles of Intensive Interaction as a way of communicating with people who were pre-verbal and enabling them to feel more empowered and valued. It was over 20 years later that she learned that this approach had now become known as Intensive Interaction. She continued to work with a varied range of individuals in Nursery’s and Schools at home and in Italy and Switzerland until she saw the post for Us in a Bus and applied.
Lynne enjoys all aspects of her job and is passionate about everyone having a fundamental right to communicate and to be heard: as to be able to express yourself in your own unique way is central to ones well-being. She feels she is really privileged to work with such a dedicated team of Practitioners and such wonderful clientele and feels honoured each day that they invite us to join them in their world, and find the courage to venture into ours, and who, despite their difficulties, embrace all life offers them.
In her spare time Lynne likes to go to the theatre as often as possible and loves spending time with her daughters.