My name is Tracy. Back in 2013 I was attending a college course and a friend from my class told me all about People First Merseyside. She told me about the drop in coffee mornings in Liverpool and invited me to go with her to meet everyone, I enjoyed myself and joined People First Merseyside. Now I am the secretary of the Merseyside Live and Learn project that means I take the minutes and type them up. I am also the Chair of the Royal Hospital Learning Disability steering group. I’m so thankful to People First Merseyside they have helped me in lots of ways like helping me sort stuff out at home to giving me the chance to prove that I’m good at things. The past few years have been hard for me, but I know People First Merseyside are there if I need them. I can say I am more independent now and they have been so helpful. The things I like are the meetings they are interesting and can help to make changes, we go out on trips to different places and I have new friends.

I live in a nice flat. I am learning to crochet, I’ve made a blanket for my newborn baby dolls, I have lot of them. I have started an open university course in forensic science, its hard very hard and learning sign language. We are planning to go to Australia in the future, but we have arranged to go to Llandudno for Christmas something to look forward to as I have never been away for Christmas and also enjoy going on day trips and weekends away. I would like to go to the Great Orme to scatter my mum’s ashes.