The We Are 1 team: Katrina Foreman and Ronnie Doran
We Are 1 was derived from and formed by members of the community FOR the whole of the community and is a positive and pro-active result of personal life experiences, trials and tribulations and the desire to help others recognise and resolve problems that can otherwise be hard to face or deal with.
Joint Founding Member of WeAre1 Alongside Katrina Foreman
"From when I was a teenager I always knew that things were not how I really wanted them to be for myself. Call it feeling different or a little lost, I felt I was just being someone that others wanted me to be. I longed for the day when I would find a real sense of purpose and would find my place in the world. This came to a head in 1986 when I felt that I was getting totally lost within a place that I did not want to be..."
Joint Founding Member of WeAre1 Alongside Ronnie Doran
At the tender age of 16 I had my first child and it was when I reached the age of 22 I decided to enter into working within the health and social care sector. In 2011 we formed WeAre1 to help everyone regardless of Disability and needs.
This came about because of the restrictions placed upon those with different disabilities being unable to access certain services. Alongside my own personal experiences over the previous years and knowing that there was little help available to support individuals with needs' I knew that this was going to be my vocation. My focus has always been on providing support and allowing individuals to be the best that they can be. With the knowledge that I have gained including a Level 7 Degree in Health Care Management it has enabled me to help anyone who might be in need of support.