About my role at Westbank

To secure funding opportunities that support people with health challenges such as recovery from events such as Cardiac stroke and cancer, prevention of falls and Type 2 diabetes, weight management, supporting physical disability and independent living.

My stand out career moments

Supporting 690 childcare businesses, securing funding and becoming sustainable after funded support – 85% sustainable after 3 years

Leading £6.9m Lottery funded South West Wellbeing portfolio through a 15 partner consortium. Leading UWE evaluation that provided the evidence base to secure Westbank as a partner to the NHSE Diabetes Prevention national delivery today.

My values

I believe that Westbank and the Voluntary Sector has the skills to provide effective support to people to make lifestyle changes and prevent journeys towards the need for clinical support.

To provide accessible services that empower and support people to live healthier happier lives.

To ensure recognition for our work through strong evaluation.

Personal interests

I love to nurture - family, friends, and plants. We grow most of our fruit and vegetables, 67 varieties in all!

In between, I get scared going sailing and look after my 96-year-old mum (also scary).  5 children, 5 grandchildren and a houseful at Christmas. Lovely.

“Working with a great family of innovative and creative colleagues who are all driven by the same values."