I currently work on a project that is all about helping people living in Bradford, District and Craven become more aware and have accessible information of the wellbeing services and Organisations around them. One of them main reasons I joined the peoples board was to help create a bridge between the community that I live in and the peoples board. I have always been passionate that the voices of people in our communities are heard and I always try and be an active member of the society around me.
I moved to Craven from London 15 years ago, attracted by the stunning landscape, and the friendliness of the Yorkshire folk. As my daughter developed complex mental health needs and neurological disabilities, I discovered that the rural landscape was not quite so idyllic as I ‘battled’ with various NHS services to obtain support for my daughter. I discovered that Craven was a complex location – it didn’t fully belong anywhere and was ‘tacked on’ to either North Yorkshire, or to Bradford, depending upon the service being received. In particular, Bradford services were… Read More
A widower with 3 children and 4 grandchildren Joined the civil service in 1974 having worked before then at Woolworths and Leeds Parks Department. Took early retirement from the civil service in 2013 to be a Carer for his wife Anna who suffered from a blood condition which developed into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia from which she unfortunately died in March 2016. Since that date has become an active volunteer and fund raiser in several community groups and having joined his local GPs patient participation group became interested in how NHS services should… Read More