After writing, The Skies I’m Under, our story and my passion for effective communication, co-production and community has been shared in Parliament, local, national and international conferences. Whether on local or national radio, TV (TBN) or in person, I am passionate about using our story and personal/professional insights to inform how professionals, businesses, charities, universities, churches and local groups, support families of children with complex needs.
My speaking engagements have seen me speak alongside Amanda Batten, CEO of Contact: for families with disabled children and Sally Phillips, comedian, campaigner and parent of a child with learning disabilities. My faith is part of my story and I have contributed to church events and lead seminars with CWR and New Wine connecting with families with similar experiences as well as the wider population.
I am passionate about bridging the gap between professionals and parents, between political rhetoric and reality and between our theology and lived experience. As a person of faith, I care about the way in which we embrace life’s vulnerabilities and as a society work towards valuing all people.
Every person has a story, lives are transformed by these stories and the world would be a better place if we paid attention to the stories of the silent few.