I am the proud Mum to an amazing young man with complex needs who has benefited so much from Us in a bus. His highlight of the week is the session that Us in a Bus run called The Bus Stop. I am passionate about raising awareness of complex needs, driving up quality of care, values and quality of life.
I have extensive experience locally, countywide and nationally representing families and people with complex needs whose behaviour is seen as challenging. I work with people with disabilities, families and professionals in a variety of ways. I offer support to families, sit on committees and develop, deliver and quality monitor training. I have spoken at the House of Commons on this topic and am currently undertaking research with the Tizard Centre.
I am an Ambassador for The Challenging Behaviour Foundation and founding Board member of PBS4 (Positive Behaviour Support), being the first Chairperson for the Surrey PBS Network. I also won a ‘Skills for Care Accolade’ with The Smart Enterprise.
I have done a wide variety of fundraising activities such as hiking the Himalayas and jumping out of a plane! I am currently studying Philosophy and Sci-Fi is a passion of mine. In any other available spare time I love being with my 10 young nephews and nieces.