What is your background?
I grew up in a little town north of London called Bishop’s Stortford and, after leaving school, I worked as Administrator of a Nursing Home there which opened my eyes to the struggles and triumphs of end-of-life care. Since moving to Sheffield for University I have worked for several years in community theatre, leading a company and working on many different projects around the country.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired when someone’s kindness comes out of the blue and I wasn’t expecting it. I think ‘hey that was easy for them and yet it meant so much to me. I should do that.’ I take a lot of inspiration from music, too. I find the same song’s meaning can change again and again depending on what I’m feeling at the time and I love that.
What is your perfect weekend?
Live music and old friends. I love to hear what my mates are doing, reminisce with them and plan the future together.
What is your favourite thing about Co:Create?
The philosophy just works to me. Day after day in my role at the home I saw wonderful people not listened to, as though their ideas for their own care were misguided or useless. Until finding Co:Create I had never seen so clearly how my frustrations could have been helped and the proven track record here gives me so much hope. I think fying the flag for this philosophy is a noble cause in every sector all over the country.
What’s your favourite movie?
“Grand Budapest Hotel” on a sunny day, “Okja” on a rainy one!