Hi I’m Claudine and I’m the new Livelihoods Worker at DCL.  I’m a 41 year old single mother of two girls, Maria 12 and Lucia 8. 


Before being employed at DCL I worked as a Support Worker/Tutor for an Organisation known as Include for many years.   Include was an alternative education provision for 14 to 16 year olds who for many reasons didn’t adapt to mainstream schooling.   I have also worked with many young people who attend Newport Youth Offending and Gwent Probation.  I have undertaken many hours of litter picking, graffiti removal, gardening work and listening to some serious bad music!!!!


I’m looking forward to fulfilling my role as Livelihoods Worker as I can truly emphasise and understand how difficult life becomes when faced with redundancy, unemployment and facing life as a single mother of two.