I have a passion for bridging the communication gap between local authorities and the community by promoting Self-Directed Support to the people. The SDS ethos is shifting the balance give the supported person choice, flexibility and control over their care including a holistic view with socialising and respite to all who may be eligible.

I hold champion qualifications from a lived experience and Open Badge Self-Directed Support Legal Rights and can draw on 10 years’ experience as Secretary for Self-Directed Support Network South Lanarkshire.

After work I’m a Board Director for Lanarkshire Carers and Secretary for Remap Lanarkshire (a charity offering to design, manufacture and supply individual equipment and adaptation solutions for disabled people).