I have worked in Local Government for many years with roles ranging across education, welfare, children’s social work, neighbourhood management, and adult social care. Prior to this I worked in retail and the banking sector.
I contribute my experience of policy and change work at a local level to the exciting programme Think Local Act Personal is developing around personal budgets and self-directed support.
I look at what works around the country and use this knowledge to help areas work out what’s the best approach and practice for them in their ongoing work to embed personalisation. I have written many articles and created resources on direct payments on the TLAP website.