Hello, I am Kathleen MacHardy and I am a personal advisor to young people leaving care at Dorset Council.

What people like and admire about me:

  • I am caring, like all our team are
  • I like to have a laugh, but I am also serious when needed
  • I am calm in crisis situations
  • I am flexible with my time
  • I am passionate about doing what is right
  • I have lived through some difficult situations which help me understand when other people are facing those too
Kathleen McHardy

What makes me happy:

  • animals, especially all my pets and horses
  • good food
  • my job
  • painting and making things, including cooking
  • travel and exploring, at home and around the world
  • spending time with friends and family
  • reading
  • listening to music 
  • getting letters 

How I want to be supported:

  • I appreciate honesty - please tell me the full story so I know what the best thing to do is
  • I prefer face to face meetings to screen time and like to discuss ideas with others
  • I like to know things are fair
  • I really like it when people give me feedback, especially if it's good. But also if it helps me improve
  • I like to be able to take a lot of notes so I can remind myself later. Sometimes I need to doodle to help me think - it doesn't mean I am not listening