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Born in Birmingham, she moved around the country quite a bit with her family before her parents decided to settle in Falmouth where she attended school. Moving to Penzance she trained as a nurse. Once qualified she moved around to gain experience in different disciplines. Moving into occupational health at Compare Maxam, gave her an insight onto social work, so she had her first career change and qualified as a social worker.
Standards across a large number of residential and community care organisations were in need of improvement, wanting to make a difference she moved into adult education. She worked as an independent advisor and inspector to help owners/managers improve standards.
Having obtained a qualification in teaching adults, she combined all her skills and knowledge and taught social care subjects to County Council and NHS employees. Taking an interest in NVQ. She was in a group of like-minded professionals instrumental in writing the first NVQ’s in care.
She then had several career changes including obtaining a qualification in Health and Safety, Patient/manual handling qualification at Newcastle University and worked for NHS community care trust as a risk assessor and health and safety officer she was the Patient handling trainer/risk assessor for several NHS trusts in and around Northampton.
Obtaining a degree in Business Studies, she then moved into retail and had several business’s before retiring in 2013.
In her spare time, she qualified as a beauty therapist and opened a salon her steps into retails, followed by hairdressers, ladies wear and bridal boutique.
Returning to Cornwall she wanted to become involved in the community, what was being done, what needed doing, what could be achieved and how, she felt her skills and knowledge could be utilised improving the area we live in.
She is passionate about retaining green spaces and have a special interest in care of the elderly and services available to them to prevent isolation and loneliness.
She has had many and varied hobbies including photography, crafting, travel, she still does the odd manicures and facial, but best of all she enjoys walking with her retrievers over the downs, cliff paths and beaches.