I joined Choice Support as a Trustee to bring my passion and experience to create opportunities for happiness for the people we support. It’s not enough to provide excellent support: Choice Support aims to go beyond and provide individualised and innovative care.
As a mother of a young adult with complex disabilities who lives in supported living, I understand the barriers and difficulties of finding the right support for a loved one. I have campaigned for over twenty years for families with children with disabilities in my home city of York. Currently, I am involved in a campaign to reopen the city centre to Blue Badge holders. I am dedicated to using my voice to speak for the forgotten and overlooked. I will also campaign to improve the pay and conditions for the undervalued caring workforce.
As well as being a proud mother of three amazing young and neurodiverse adults, I am a BAFTA-winning screenwriter and part-time lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. My proudest achievement was to have been made an honorary member of Summerhill School – the inspirational and ground-breaking school formed by A.S Neill in 1921 and run as a democratic community.