Leading care village operator, Belong, has appointed Tanya Guy as experience coordinator for its state-of-the-art village in Wigan, with responsibility for the development and implementation of a programme of activities suitable for customers of varying ages and abilities within the village and local community.
Educated at St Peter’s High School in Orrell, Tanya later gained NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration at Wigan and Leigh College, following which she joined Belong Wigan as a receptionist in 2012. Within two years, she had gained promotion to the role of experience day support worker; a post she held until her recent appointment as experience coordinator.
Already experienced in the new role, having covered the post on an interim basis, prior to her appointment, Tanya has hit the ground running with organisation of a busy village schedule, including the Summer Fair festivities and participation in the Wigan Pride festival. And at the end of August, the village will also join with other Belong care villages to participate as a 50-strong marching group at this year’s Manchester Pride parade: a first for the organisation.
Commenting on her new post, Tanya said: “I am absolutely thrilled with my position as Experience Coordinator. After nearly seven years working for Belong, I never thought I could go from being a maternity-cover receptionist to a member of the management team! As an organisation, there is great emphasis on training and progression for staff; which helps to foster a real feeling of inclusivity. It’s like one big family, and I am really pleased to be such an integral part of it.”
Originally hailing from Shevington, Tanya now resides in the Leigh area with her fiancée, Sarah.