If you ask me…

Which health or social care professional has been most use to you?
Listening social workers are always useful.

If you ran care services in your area what would you do differently?
Employ more men to address the lack of male carers; support male service users.

Name one thing that would make your life better?
Being better off financially.
What three words best describe you?
Profound, thoughtful, confident.

What event most changed your life?
Going into care when I was aged six.

Has any government policy ever benefited you personally?
The Data Protection Act 1998 made it easier for me to access my file.

What one thing would you like to ban?
Any discrimination.

What is your favourite kind of food?
West Indian – it’s tasty and filling.

If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
Help my mother and father, and buy myself a nice house and luxury canal boat.

What is your greatest achievement?
Going back into education in my thirties.

When were you last angry?
After a recent job interview the employer didn’t bother to contact me.

When did you last cry?
Watching a documentary on children with Aids in Africa.

How would you like to be remembered?
As the boy who came out of care, became a man and made a success of himself.

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