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Natasha
Wiggins-Tebbutt

British Sign Language Communication Support Assistant

Background Information

I was born 3rd in line, I have 1 older sister and 1 older brother and 1 younger brother. My upbringing was like any other person in the 80's/90's. I was very sporty and fitness minded. I won my first sports trophy at the age of 10. I really enjoyed playing hockey and other sports. I have built my life slowly.

How did you come to choose to work alongside the Deaf/Deafblind?

 

 When I was young and in primary school, the school I went to had a Deaf and Deafblind unit. I made friends that were Deaf and Deafblind from there, so I was offered to learn BSL. Later in life I decided to that I wanted to learn BSL and Deafblind communication.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy reading books; either educational or fiction books. Twice a week I go on a  track with my bike. I currently go to the gym occasionally. I do mud fishing and have a passion for pets and wildlife. 

 

What relevant qualifications do you possess?

BSL Level 1, BSL Level 2 and Deafblind Communication Level 1.

Preferred method(s) of communication

BSL or SSE. 

Training

I've completed many different training courses. I used to be a carer working with medications, doing personal care, transferring etc..

I have completed my Level 1 and 2 in BSL and in September I am starting to study my Level 3. I also have a Level 1 in Deafblind Awareness.

What’s your favourite colour?
 

My favourite colour is green. 

Tell me an interesting story:

I take part in wildlife rescue in my spare time and I specialise in Hedgehogs and Pigeons. 

 

My favourite thing is:

Listening to music, doing wildlife rescue occasionally, spending time with my family and friends, walking the dogs and I do like to watch a good horror film. 

I don't like: 

Time wasters, alcohol and drugs. 

What frightens you?

Violence and horror movies.​

Do you like Marmite?

I love marmite, I like it thickly on my bread!

Do you keep ketchup in the fridge or cupboard?

Ketchup has to be kept in the fridge.