Even before I acquired my own health conditions, I had an internal barometer of “fairness” when it came to equality and diversity issues. Within my family and friends circle, growing up, I had some brilliant role models of people living with different physicalities – yet cracking on with life!
My professional background includes; Training and Development within the NHS and Local Government; a Certificate in Training Practice awarded by Institute of Personnel and Development (now CIPD). I also hold qualifications in Facilitation Skills, One to One Counselling, BSL Stage 1 certificate, and Peer Support training. I ran a successful Diet and Fitness franchise for 3 years, before ME and Fibromyalgia forced me to stop trading.