If you ask me…

    Who has had the biggest influence on you?
    Jesus Christ.

    Which health or social care professional has been most use
    to you?

    The surgeon who removed a cancerous tumour from my pancreas 13
    years ago.

    If you ran care services in your area what would you do
    differently?

    Formally recognise that many social workers are under-educated
    relative to the jobs they do and create a working environment that
    limits the damage this causes.

    Name one thing that would make your life better?

    Less interference from so-called professionals.

    What three words best describe you?
    Christian, vegetarian, loyal.

    What event most changed your life?
    My marriage.

    Has any government policy ever benefited you
    personally?

    Direct payments.

    What makes you happy?
    Seeing moments of lucidity in my mum who has vascular
    dementia.

    When were you last angry?
    Every week when I see the peanuts I have to offer my personal
    assistant.

    When did you last cry?
    A couple of months ago in a moment of depression watching
    EastEnders.

    Who do you most admire?
    The social worker from a neighbouring local authority who resigned
    rather than kowtow to the system.

    How would you like to be remembered?
    Fondly.

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