I have worked with carers for the last ten years, primarily with carers who care for someone with a learning disability. As well as working for CSW I also have a P/T role at the Bristol equivalent. I recently qualified as an independent advocate & have worked in care management in Devon where part of my role was to help people with learning disabilities to self- advocate, so encouraging people to become empowered is in my blood. I have also been a ceramics instructor, a knitwear designer - and a long time ago I ran a theatre company. To unwind I play tennis and swim in very wild places.