Sue qualified as a social worker in 1998 and has gained vast experience including working with adults in the community, managing an adult care referral team and as a learning and development officer (safeguarding and mental capacity).
In 2009, Sue was diagnosed with MS and also lives with arthritis. She has been actively involved in raising funds for the local MS Therapy Group. In 2013 / 14, Sue had several operations for her arthritis and experience the challenges of having both invisible and visible conditions, plus a wide lack of understanding of long-term conditions.
As a carer for her mother, she is very passionate about raising awareness of carer’s issues and became a trustee and later chair of Wiltshire Carers. Her role was to lead the organisation from a small charity to a larger and stronger one, which was robust enough to deal with major changes in carers’ legislation and local authority and NHS re-organisation.
Sue also holds a number of volunteer roles, including care ambassador for Carer’s UK and a former member of the Adult Steering Group at The College of Social Work.