I joined Independent Lives in 2010, before that I worked as a Reception Manager in a local GP Surgery and this is when I became more aware of the social model of disability, not just the medical model.

I have always had a passion for supporting people and strongly believe that everyone should have choice and control to live a fulfilling, independent life.

My current role of Workforce Development Lead involves managing a Skills for Care funded project, and developing the Personal Assistant (PA) and Care Support Worker workforce so people have top quality care and support to enable them to live independently.