Since graduating from Southampton University with a First degree in 2007, I have worked in various direct support and leadership roles in health and social care. The focus of my work has always been championing the personalisation agenda in Somerset.
In 2014 I joined Community Catalysts to co-ordinate the community micro-enterprise Project in Somerset. In four years, the project supported the development of 253 new home help or home care type enterprises and 16 local peer support networks in Somerset.
I am experienced in community engagement, network development and working across the health and social care system to remove barriers to choice. I am currently a Senior Catalyst for Community Catalysts supporting community homecare programmes alongside being a Senior Commissioning Officer for Somerset County Council, embedding community enterprise in Somerset. I am passionate about developing tools and techniques that help nurture the natural caring capacities of neighbourhoods and communities.07584 211756