About

It’s My Career background
Here’s a brief insight into my career background. I started working for a grassroots organisation called Action and Rights of Disabled People in London Borough of Newham as a Disability Rights Advocate. I progressed onto developing and coordinating local independent living services. While working for this organisation, I learnt about the disabled people’s movement as well as the political aspects. This experience provided me with the springboard to further my career. I was offered positions with some of the most prominent organisations within the disability movement which allowed me to be part of influencing policy at a national level.  

Board work
In 2006, I took up the opportunity to work on government and national boards. I sat on the Equality 2025 – the United Kingdom Advisory Network on Disability Equality and Office for Disability Issues: Independent Living Scrutiny Group. I currently sit on National Co-Production Advisory Group as an advisory member and Independent Living Alternative as a Trustee.

Academics
There is a geeky side to me. In 2009 I graduated from University of East London with MSc NGO and Development Management. I wrote my dissertation on Independent Living. Dissertation titled Voices of Disabled People: A comparative study to explore the North and South experiences of Independent Living.

And Finally, here’s some of the different projects I’ve delivered on. I’m happy for you to use my work but I ask you to reference me.