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Katie McClean

Full-time Family Support Worker

Katie joined HDANI in June 2022. She has a range of health and social care qualifications and over five years experience working closely with people with complex needs, physical disabilities, mental health issues and brain injury. She loves to meet new people and is always up for having some fun. She is really looking forward to getting to know everyone and learning from the organisation.

"Hi everyone, I joined HDANI in June 2022 and by now, have met quite a few people involved with the charity through support groups, events and youth days. I am originally from Carrickfergus but recently moved to Belfast. I attended the Northern Regional College and qualified in level 3 extended diploma Health and Social Care, Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care. As a teenager, I volunteered with Mencap and in a local youth club before beginning my first role as a support worker with Sense NI. I have greatly enjoyed my time so far with HDANI and have had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing people across NI who are touched by Huntington’s Disease. I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Huntington’s Disease Youth Organisation Youth Congress in March where I met people from all over the world who are affected by HD and professionals in the HD community. My favourite part of my role is being able to help people in any way I can, even if that may be through just offering a listening ear. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.

Phone: 073 4196 3264 (Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm)