My work has always centered around supporting individuals with disabilities or complex health care needs. I first joined Independent Lives in 2005 and have worked in a variety of roles here including Personal Health Budget Lead, Integrated Services Manager and now Director of Services.

My main passion is working in joint partnership with local authorities, NHS, individuals and communities to ensure everyone with a disability has the opportunity to achieve what is important to and for them and have the right support to do so.

I have a level 5 diploma in leadership and management and attended Cambridge University social venture business school, and I am currently studying towards an Masters in senior leadership (MBA).

I am a member of the Independent Living Strategy Group chaired by Baroness Jane Campbell.

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