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Hello I am Andrew Bright and I have been working to promote Self Advocacy for 23 years starting out as the co-ordinator for People First…
 
I have a social work qualification and management qualifications . I have  in- depth knowledge of Person Centred Planning and have also trained in the…
 
Emma Jones joined Leigh Day in October 2000.  She completed one year of her training contract at the specialist mental health firm Scott-Moncrieff Harbour and…
 
Alicia is a qualified biodynamic psychotherapist who has worked with people with mental ill health and learning disabilities who have labels of ‘challenging behaviour’. Through…
 
I am a Mum to a teen with autism and his typical younger brother and together with my husband, we have set up our own…
 
I am the proud mother of 6 children and in between the ironing and being on the internet I am a campaigner, traveller, music lover…
 
Gav and Karen,  experts in nothing but experience of lots. Gav and Karen have both previously worked in Adult Social Care and have tried to…
 
I have worked in social housing for thirty years and am currently housing director for an Essex housing association. In the past  I have also…
 
I have worked alongside young people since starting out as a worker at Kettlewell Youth Hostel in the Yorkshire Dales when I was 16, supporting…
 
Adam is a lead trainer, assessor and owner of Type Write Speak. Adam has 10 years experience being a Personal Assistant for his sister Heather…
 
Hi, I’m Catherine. I am currently being mentored to launch a housing provider for people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Personally, I believe in…
 
I am passionate about equality, fairness, and justice with a first class reputation for achieving successful results for clients. I am a solicitor and specialist…
 
David is the CEO of My Safe Home which specialises in getting mortgages for buying your own home when you have a severe disability and…
 
Julie is one of the founding members and chief executive of In Control. In Control is a national charity working for an inclusive society where…
 
Sam is a registered social worker with 25 years of extensive experience working in regulation, health and social care as a field worker, commissioner and…
 
Sarah Maguire BA (Hons), M.A, CIPD, Fellow of Centre for Welfare Reform Sarah has worked with people with learning disabilities for almost 30 years. Her…
 
Principal Housing Disability & Social Investment Consultants Ltd - An independent consultant & Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years experience successfully navigating the housing systems…
 
I have 17 years’ experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, older people and people with mental health problems, working both within private and statutory…
 
Eileen started her career as a Learning Disability Nurse, She moved to Plymouth in 1980 and was involved in the first closures of institutions and…
 
Hi, my name is Salim and I work as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Community Team for people with learning disabilities. I have lots of…
 
My name is Jenny Carter I am 31 years old and I have Autistic Spectrum Condition, Dyspraxia and Epilepsy.  I live with my Mum and…
 
Jayne Knight is the founder of the You Know site. This was set up following her despair in constantly seeing the lack of available, practical information…
 
Les has a son with a learning disability and has been involved in developing support mechanisms since 2000 when his family and three others first…
 
Jane Byford has worked all her working life in the care sector. She started in residential and nursing care and eventually qualified as a manager…
 
Having worked with parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) since 2003, I have extensive and in-depth…