Sandy is a qualified Social Worker and has been working in the social/health care arena for over 30 years. She has spent the last 12 years working in both the voluntary and public sector, supporting disabled people to access publicly funded support packages through a variety of different funding streams. For much of this time Sandy has been working directly with disabled people’s organisations involved in challenging discriminating attitudes, developing best practice policies and procedures and breaking down the barriers that disabled people often experience, enabling them to live full and meaningful lives.
Sandy’s working experience includes:
- Sandy has experience working with large national social care organisations such as the General Social Care Council in relation to the social work profession and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, having contributed to the development of research documents, for example ‘Service User Driven Culture Change’ and ‘Skills For Care’, and to focus groups, forums and research.
- Sandy has also managed a nationwide project called ‘Experts by Experience’, funded by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (now the Care Quality Commission) between 2004 and 2008. Her work included recruiting, training and supporting disabled people to contribute to inspections of Adult Social Care Departments and domiciliary care agencies.
- She has also been a Project Manager within Derbyshire’s ‘Making Care Personal – My Choice – My Life’ project. This project steered the social care transformation of Derbyshire’s Adult Care Services through to Self-directed Support. As a disabled person and a disabled parent Sandy is passionate about developing the options available to disabled people to live independent lives. She is committed to empowering individuals and organisations and works within the framework of the social model of disability.
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