I have lived in Widnes since birth. I am married with two children, one of which attends Wade Deacon high school. Initially, I had a career in recruitment which I left in 2008 to study full time at Halton college and Chester University before qualifying as a Social Worker in 2012. I have worked for Knowsley MBC since October 2014 and I am a team manager of the care leavers team which is responsible for care experienced young people who are leaving the care system.
I am passionate about safeguarding and supporting young people to achieve their goals, particularly of those who have experienced challenging starts in life or who are at a disadvantage to their peers. Outside of work, I enjoy music, I play the piano and sing, having also been a profressional singer for over 20 years part time.