If you ask me…

Which health or social care professional has been most use to you?
Anna Lanz, my Look Ahead key worker; Paul Stephenson, a clinical nurse at Look Ahead’s Soho project; and care manager Hia Jordon.

If you ran care services in your area what would you do differently?
Ensure people in the community are more aware of services available along with ensuring more resources.

Name one thing that would make your life better?
Being debt-free.

What three words best describe you?
Adaptable, thoughtful, comical.

What event most changed your life?
My father’s death.

Has any government policy ever benefited you personally?
The social inclusion agenda.

One thing would you ban?
The word religion – it categorises people.

What is your greatest achievement?
When I left rehab I set up a project called “I dared to say no” offering help and support to other organisations working with people with addictions.

What makes you happy?
That I am now at peace within myself and I have control over myself.

When did you last cry?
I found something my father had written years ago which felt like he was writing it to me now.

What is your favourite expression?
It’s your journey not mine.

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