I was educated to an elementary standard, in a Comprehensive School. I then went on to have my family.
I attended three Different Colleges in the Black Country, as a mature student, to obtain three Diplomas in Commercial Programming including RPG111. Raising a family of six children, meant that I never stopped working and providing the best for them, robbing Peter to pay Paul became the norm, as it does with most families these days.
I have been a Councillor in the past so know how to secure the best services possible for our residents. During this time I did a lot with the media, including numerous live radio Broadcasts and I appeared on “Politics On Sunday show” as “a Day in the life of a
Councillor” with Cath Mackey. I had media training within the council and with the Royal British Legion.
Due to a Spinal Injury in June 2015, I am now known as an “Incomplete Paraplegic” which has left me reliant on the use of a wheelchair, which I find frustrating. I can relate to our disabled community and know the pathways to take for advice and guidance. I am also an accredited Drugs/Alcohol worker, with listening skills. I have worked with the vulnerable in our society, I have helped women that work in the sex trade and have helped them turn their lives around.
As a former Welfare Coordinator for the Royal British Legion South Staffs county, I won an award in Walsall for my welfare work with the Ex-Service personnel and their dependents, this is a community, that is very close to my heart.