I have a nursing background in Mental Health. In 2011, I formed and am still Chair of, the Friends of Hattersley Station which has won many rail awards for its work. My main health concerns focus on mental illness, learning disabilities and issues affecting ex Forces personnel - things that have directly impacted my own family. My husband served 12 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps and I was an army wife for nine years so feel that I understand the military mindset very well.
I am a volunteer worker for my local community and Church. I run a Mums & Tots group, and facilitate a drop-in session for people living on their own. I am a referrer to Hattersley Food Bank, and a Caseworker with SSAFA. I have previous work experience of working with the homeless and retain an interest in their care and wellbeing.