Hard work pays off as Janet qualifies as occupational therapist

Therapist Janette Daley.
Therapist Janette Daley.

Mum-of-three Janette Daley combined a full-time job, running the family home and four years of university study as she helps others to rebuild their lives.

She has just been awarded first class honours from the University of Salford in Occupational Therapy and is now a fully fledged member of the Occupational Therapy team at Burnley General.

Janette, who grew up in Nelson and Barrowford, lives in Burnley with her husband Lee and children Dale (19), Aidan (18) and Sophie (11).

She has been treating patients at the Rakehead Rehabilitation Unit for the last six years after starting her OT career as a technical instructor at Pendle Community Hospital in 2009.

“Getting my degree means the world to me ” she said. “It means I can progress in a profession I am really passionate about.”

Janette juggled the demands of a busy job, home life and study from 2011.

She thanked her family, her colleagues and her manager Amanda Kershaw for their encouragement, saying she felt that her studies have direct benefits for patients. “The more I researched and worked, the more confident I became in my skills,” she said.