Originally from the West Country, I lived in Reading for three years whilst at university studying English Literature before moving to the North West in 2005. After completing a second degree in Biomedicine and whilst studying a post graduate teaching qualification, I took a teaching placement in the area. I loved it here so much that I decided to stay! I moved to Hallthwaites in 2015 and then to Bootle in 2017. My background is in Education and I have taught in various educational settings including in sixth form, secondary, special and primary schools. I have taught in a couple of primary schools in the area. When not teaching, I work as a Community Support Worker, working with adults with learning disabilities.
Roles within the Community
I am a registered Shared Lives Carer. When not in my Community Support Worker role, I still work in the Domiciliary Care sector as a volunteer, providing help and support to those within Adult Social Care, acting as an advocate, promoting people’s rights and helping individuals to maintain their independence.
I enjoyed a brief spell as a Safeguarding Officer for the Black Combe churches of St Michael and All Angels, St John’s, Whicham St Mary’s and
Whitbeck St Mary’s.I am proud to be a member of Bootle WI.
I strongly value our fantastic community here in Bootle and believe that along with maintaining and enhancing our existing facilities it is also important to protect and promote our wonderful natural environment. I would like to see our parish continue to flourish by improving opportunities and facilities for all sections of the community. I take my role as a councillor extremely seriously, listening to and acting upon the concerns of residents. I intend to support any developments that result from the Community Plan and feel honoured to have the opportunity to assist in bringing residents wishes.