Louise Critchley

Individual Regional Awards
North West

Mother of two Louise loved family life but was frustrated knowing she had more to give, so on impulse she attended Dallam’s Sure Start centre and enrolled on a first aid course.

She attended the course on her own, putting her daughters into the crèche, and after a few weeks started to relax, enjoy herself and make friends. Following the first aid course, Louise started Life Skills which was when she realised that she’d like to become a midwife and within a week, she’d researched how to reach her goal.

Since February 2009 Louise has been studying Level 2 maths, GCSE Maths and an Access to Health course, as well as doing volunteer work at St Rocco’s Hospice and Liverpool Women’s Hospital Delivery Suite, to add to her qualifications. Just ten months on, Louise secured a place at Liverpool John Moore’s University to start Midwifery training in September 2010.

Louise reflected, “I feel so happy that I can provide for my family and know we will have a happy life without major money worries. I would never have thought of this without the journey with lifelong learning.”

Award Winners
“I feel so happy that I can provide for my family and know we will have a happy life without major money worries.”
Louise Critchley, 2010 Award Winner