I have worked in the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland for over 20 years. My background is community relations, community development, disability rights and volunteer management. I have worked with carers and with people with dementia in my different roles. I have also worked as a care assistant for people living with dementia and I have neighbours living with dementia and friends who are carers.
I work for tide because I believe in valuing the contributions made by former, present and future carers of people living with dementia. I also believe that Northern Ireland can be a better place for carers of people living with dementia; a place that values equality, human rights and diversity.