Sophie Spiteri

I've worked in the Communications Team at Mencap for the last 5 years. Before this I worked as a care assistant in a residential home for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities, whilst studying Marketing and Psychology at Aberystwyth University.

I work from my home in west Wales but my job takes me all over the UK, meaning I get to meet a wide range of people across Mencap. I work with various teams including the Digital, PR, PS and Events teams to produce marketing materials, write regional case studies and provide various training sessions to other teams.

In my spare time I retrain racehorses that are no longer good enough to race. I then find them long term homes where they can be used as general riding horses. I also compete at British Eventing (a test of 3 disciplines; dressage, show-jumping and cross country). I have competed on an international level for the last 3 years and have hopes to represent GB later this year.