I have been active in the care sector since 2004 being involved in the rollout of the training to Local Authorities regarding the implementation of Self Direct Support.  I am keen to ensure that the rights enshrined within the legislation, that have been a long time in the making, are experienced by the people we support.

My working life started in the Banking sector and after experiencing personal disability continued with a national user led organisation supporting disabled people in becoming employers.

I approach my work from a supportive learning and development perspective with an understanding of the anxieties and concerns people have in being responsible for their own choices.

I hold a qualification in Independent Living Advocacy accredited through University of Essex having the skills to represent people using the legislation. To relax I am a keen motorcyclist.