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Welcoming Health & Wellbeing Consultant Charlotte to the Olive Branch Fostering family


The Olive Branch Fostering family is made up of a friendly and supportive team of professionals, encompassing a variety of roles. We’re always looking for ways to further support our Olive Branch community, which is why we recently introduced the role of Health and Wellbeing Consultant.

We caught up with our Children and Young People Health and Wellbeing Consultant Charlotte, to find out more about this exciting new role.


Tell us about yourself!

I am a registered nurse with a fairly diverse background, having worked in a large, busy A&E department in Manchester, before moving into General Practice. These roles provided me with experience in caring for people of all ages and eventually led me to move into school nursing. Alongside my role here at Olive Branch, I continue to be employed as a school nurse, working with girls aged four to 18.


What will your new role involve?

This is a brand-new role, still in the early stages of development, but I aim to offer health promotion and education to young people and their carers. I want to reach out to as many people as possible and plan to run workshops that are accessible to all, either face to face or online, offering flexibility regarding days and times. I will also offer advice and support regarding individual health needs.

I have previous experience of working with other agencies and specialities, so I’m confident signposting to other services and assisting with the referral process if needed.  

I am currently completing my induction into the Olive Branch team and hope to start interacting with young people and carers in the coming weeks. 

I have a lot of ideas about how I can support children and young people, but I will be reaching out to carers and young people directly to ensure the support I offer works best for them. I expect every day to be different and include lots of face-to-face interaction! 


What are you most looking forward to?

I’m most looking forward to being able to develop this role into something that makes a real difference in the lives of the children and young people I work with.


What do you get up to in your spare time?

Outside of my role as a nurse, I’m a wife and a mum to two children. I’m a parent governor at my daughter’s school, responsible for safeguarding.

We enjoy spending time together as a family, walking, eating out and travelling. I spend a lot of time cheering my son on in rugby, football and cricket, and I also enjoy watching live, professional sport when I get the chance. When not spectating, I play cricket for my local ladies' team.


Charlotte’s role reflects our commitment to helping young people in our community. We have supported hundreds of foster families, working tirelessly to support our foster carers and the children in their care.

If you’d like to find out more about fostering in the North West, get in touch with our friendly fostering advisors today.



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Date published

20 June 2024

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