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Tracy Martin-Smith

Senior Sensory Officer

Tracy works with blind and partially-sighted people and is a trained rehabilitation officer. She manages a team that supports people of all ages by producing braille documents and teaching mobility workshops using canes. She also works closely with guide dogs to make sure the people she supports can have the best quality of life.

Sensory loss is one of those jobs, where if you love it, you are in it for the long haul. People have a difficulty, and we are there to work with them to help solve that problem.

Q&A with Tracy

Are there any misconceptions of working in the care industry?

People hear ‘social care’ and think of social workers, but there’s so much more to the service, like my role.

What’s the best bit about your job?

To meet a person 10 years after they became blind to find out they’ve gone to University and started a family, always reminds me how worthwhile the job is.

What traits do you need to do your job?

You have to be caring. You also need a can-do attitude to help the people you support face their situation and move forward by giving them all the tools they need.

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