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I started working in a shoe factory

Sue Elliot

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(Sue's presentation starts at 01:57 on the audio)

I started working in a shoe Factory in 1979. I had to put leather around the bottom of shoes and I also worked in the shoe room to examine the shoes to see if they met quality standards.

The Factory was Sanders and Sanders and I was made redundant in 1985.

Then in 1999 I worked at Coxes shoe Factory in Wellingborough as a shoe operative in the shoe room examining shoes. At the end of this I became deaf because I was not given Health & Safety ear protection and the noise was very loud giving me perforated eardrums. I now have to wear two hearing aids.

I was made redundant from here in 2004 as they went bust and I have not worked since apart from volunteering here at Central England People First. I started coming to People First roughly two years ago. I have helped to run Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults training with support from staff at People First.

I am currently the Secretary at People First I enjoy being Secretary because it helps me to learn new skills.

Speaker biography

[[[image-0 small right]]]Hi, I am Sue Elliot. I have been at People First for a year and a half and am have recently been elected as Secretary for the Management Committee. I enjoy coming to People First as I like meeting people, playing games and going on outings. I have helped to run Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Training which involved going out to organisations throughout Northamptonshire. My favourite hobbies are bingo, word searches, puzzle books and knitting.

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