I have extensive experience working in the Health and Social Care sector, supporting children and adults with disabilities, and older persons. I've worked in varying roles for the past 30 years working in New York City USA, Local Authorities in England and Wales, and supporting learning and development of staff.
I'm a qualified Assessor and Internal Verifier, having worked as a trainer and subsequently a lecturer in Health and Social Care. I hold a Postgraduate Certificate of Education.
I have a Masters in Social Work, and was awarded the Simon Heng Award for Service User and Carer Involvement from the University of Worcester for my academic achievements.
I'm registered as a social worker with Social Work England and continue to uphold the requirements to maintain my professional development and registration.
What inspired you to get into law?
With extensive experience within the Health and Social Care sector, I've consistently developed a strengths-based approach to my work. As a support and rehabilitation coordinator, these skills help me advocate for our clients and champion their rights to the rehabilitation they need.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I work with a national team of allied health and social care professionals. I thrive on being part of team who support our clients to make positive changes in their lives, despite often very challenging circumstances.
I have the opportunity work in partnership with clients and those who support them to develop their full potential and reach their goals and aspirations. I can’t imagine a better job.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I have the opportunity to develop and grow in to my potential and learn new things every day. I work with a wonderful team of committed professionals who all have one focus in mind, the client.
What do you do away from the office?
I sing in a folk band, writing and recording our own material and recently was part of a Song Writing Circle at The Midland Art Centre.