Introducing New Faces in our Leadership Team

Laura Wright

What attracted you to joining the team here at The Mungo Foundation?

“I attended a meeting in which Patricia Donnelly had an agenda item explaining The Wel Programme and I was really taken by the focus on staff wellbeing. This is something that’s very important to me, and it struck a chord. When I saw this position advertised, I went to apply and again I found the application very person centered, very individual and very compassionate. Completing the application form confirmed that The Mungo Foundation shared the values that were important to me and cared about the workforce.”

Could you tell us a bit about your career to date?

“I left home to work in Butlin’s Holiday Camp where I pursued an 8-year career in health and fitness (now a committed hobby of mine). Personal experience led me into a career in health and social care initially in Edinburgh, starting out as a support worker with Turning Point Scotland, supporting individuals within the community who were homeless or at risk of being homeless. I completed my SVQ 3 & 4and successfully worked my way up to a senior role within a community justice service as well as managing the homeless service.

“Throughout this period, I worked weekends as a residential support worker within a young persons social work service, supporting young people and their families with respite care. I was seconded over to Glasgow to carry out a scoping exercise in relation to transferring the Housing First model to Glasgow. 

"I’m passionate about having lived experience and peer support at the heart of what we do."

“During this period, I completed a Post Graduate Certificate qualification “Leadership in Drug and Alcohol Studies”. I resettled in Glasgow and started employment with Phoenix Futures. This is where my passion and enthusiasm for recovery from addiction was initiated. I moved on to employment with Aspire as a Regional Manager for a period of 7 years, supporting individuals in homeless emergency and resettlement services, as well as supporting individuals at risk of becoming homeless within their own home.” 

What do you like to do to relax when you’re not at work?

“I enjoy keeping fit and exercising regularly. I love football and I follow the men’s Scotland International football team avidly both home and away.

Music (of all genres) is a lifeline and I thoroughly enjoy going to live gigs/festivals, which I really missed during the past year and a half.”

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