In my professional career I have been a Learning Disability nurse, Connexions Young Person’s Adviser and have worked with young people within residential accommodation. As the LINk Southwark Manager for half of my working week, I am able to use my experience within health, social care and community development to work with LINk Members to enhance their involvement within their community to improve services provided to them and their community.
I work with the LINk on a full time basis. My role includes researching the health and social care issues via outreach at community events, attending more formal meetings, desktop methods and much more. I also support the work of the various Workstreams; in particular Maternity and Adult Social Care. The element of the role I enjoy the most is having the opportunity to understand further the patients' and service users' obstacles and experiences and feed these into more formal statutory processes.