I am a trustee at tide and delighted to be involved in contributing to our vision and goals for the future.
I am a former Director of Adult Social Services and currently work for the Local Government Association as a Care and Health Improvement Adviser, working with Directors of Adult Social Care, health, and other partners to improve services for people who need care and support and their family carers. I also co-lead the ADASS national policy network for people with learning disabilities and autistic people, and am an independent chair of a Safeguarding Adults Board.
A social worker by background, I have worked in a number of local authorities in Yorkshire, London, and the North West. I have also worked in central government as national policy lead for carers and in the Social Services Inspectorate responsible for performance assessment of both children’s and adults services. I am passionate about ensuring that co-production is at the heart of everything we do and that we use people’s experiences, both positive and negative, to improve support for people with dementia and their families. I hope to contribute my knowledge and experience of a long career in social care to support tide in everything we want to achieve.