In 2020, Sian was appointed as Director of Services and Support and has overall operational responsibility for all The Wallich services across Wales.
She ensures that the people we support receive the best possible care and support from our Wallich communities.
Her career with The Wallich began in 2008 with the Rough Sleepers Intervention Team in Bridgend. There, she championed service user involvement and volunteering.
In October 2013, Sian managed The Wallich’s service user volunteer programme across Wales. Her role continued to expand in line with the organisation’s development and progression into co-production and creating opportunities for clients, including developing innovative ways to engage and involve our service users.
She is passionate about helping people to engage in their communities through heritage, arts, culture and sport.
After heading up our Participation and Progression team including our Working in Sustainable Employment (WISE) and Building Opportunities, Skills and Success (BOSS) programmes, Sian was appointed as Deputy Director of Operations, where she continued to lead on creative and innovative service delivery across all of our services in Wales.
Sian was pinnacle in driving The Wallich’s journey into becoming a PIE (Psychologically Informed Environments) organisation.
Outside of The Wallich, Sian is a proud member of Cymorth Cymru’s Board of Trustees. She works alongside other passionate and experienced individuals from the sector to help govern the important work undertaken by the team at Cymorth.
Sian’s background was not initially in the third sector but has a unique perspective. For eight years, she worked for a solicitor with a Business Management degree. After having children, Sian made a conscious decision to leave her job in the corporate sector and put her skills to use helping people instead. We’re glad to say, she’s never looked back.
“When I set out on my first ‘breakfast run’ in Bridgend years ago and I met my first clients, as I offered a coffee and a friendly ear I made a commitment to do everything in my ability to facilitate a better life for those experiencing homelessness.
I would not to accept that we live in a society where our people are voiceless, forced to live without the security and warmth of a home.
The drive and motivation that was born that day has stayed with me through every role I have undertaken.
It’s become my compass, directing me in my work and ensuring that our clients are at the heart of all we do.”