I have been working with the Partners for Inclusion Group since May 2011. In this time I have been both Service Leader and Senior Service Leader in Just Connections and then was successful in being appointed as Director in September 2014.
Prior to joining The PFI Group I had worked with C-Change Scotland for over 8 years as a Service Leader. I then moved location and worked in a residential service in the North East of England for 2 years. The experience in England was very interesting and it made me realise that I wanted to work in the way I had previously; in a very focussed and person centred way hence me joining PFI.
I come from a nursing background having spent a number of years living in the Scottish Borders where I undertook my nurse training. Since qualifying I have worked for various third sector organisations supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.
When not working I spend my time with family and friends, reading, doing the odd bit of baking and trying to learn the banjo. I also have a little Bichon Frise called Huxley (named after Aldous Huxley). The day I bought Huxley I had two names in mind; thankfully the Sheryl Crow song “Run Baby Run” kept repeating in my head with the line “the day Aldous Huxley died” or he would have been Bailey!