If you ask me…

Who has had the biggest influence on you?

My daughter Clare, who has autism.

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

Lesley Styring, a clinical nursing consultant in learning

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

Open out of school and holiday clubs for children with complex

What would make your life better?

The absence of prejudice, ignorance and stigma so my family can do
the same as anyone else’s without being stared at.

What event most changed your life?

Clare’s diagnosis of autism.

Has any government policy ever benefited you

Tax credits mean I can work part-time.

Who and what is your dream date?

Budweiser, curry and my bloke Luke.

What is your greatest achievement?

Speaking at conferences without hyperventilating or wetting

What makes you happy?

My children, man, job, friends and sweeties.

When were you last angry?

Two weeks ago when my son was bullied.

Who would you like to swap places with?

Clare so I can see and know what she does to help her better.

Who do you most admire?

Fiona our office administrator. She’s so organised and calm.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?

Nobody is better than anyone else.

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