Who has influenced you the most?
Which professional has helped you most?
John Taylor, the creative writing tutor at Jubilee House.
If you ran care services in your area what would you do differently?
I’d try to do something about the understaffing at Jubilee House.
What three words best describe you?
Dreamy, intellectual, efficient.
What event most changed your life?
When I was 13 I succumbed to a depressive illness which marked me for life.
Has any government policy ever benefited you personally?
Income support, disability living allowance, the NHS.
What is your greatest achievement?
Coming off the drink.
How would you spend a lottery win?
Your most embarrassing moment?
Drunkenly greeting the Methodist minister when he visited my house and realising that my member was out.
What makes you happy?
When were you last angry?
A few years ago I woke up the street in the early hours, railing against an imaginary intruder.
Who do you most admire?
Author JB Priestley.
How would you like to be remembered?
As a friend to humanity.