Previous Work

Here some examples of previous work that I’ve been involved with…

Trainer and Practice Development Officer for RNIB

  • developing and delivering training courses primarily relating to older people with sight loss
  • practice development for health and social care staff
  • development of networks in collaboration with other organisations
  • project development

Service User involvement

  • development of innovative ways of ensuring the voice of service users and tenants has been included in service evaluations across a range of services

Leeds POPPs programme

  • As a Workforce Development Officer, I was responsible for developing Service User Involvement across the whole programme.
  • This involved thinking creatively about how best to ensure that people for whom verbal communication may be difficult still had an opportunity to have their say.
  • We used a range of methods including video, audio, group and individual interviews.
  • I also devised training for frontline staff and managers

Development of dementia cafes

  • Co-facilitated the development of award winning dementia cafes in Leeds
  • Developed and delivered training for development of cafes, staff and volunteers regionally

Social Work and Care Management

  • experience of working with people with physical and learning disabilities, children and families, older people, mental health and ill-health and dementia care