I have always worked in the voluntary sector rather than the statutory one.  My experience has been as a CAB advisor in London, as a Relate counsellor, a mediator and also as a member of a grants panel at Family Action.


I joined the Management Committee of Home-Start Oxford for a short period some time ago. For the last 11 years I have been a home visiting volunteer and would hope to continue in this role.  I think it is a splendid organisation, playing an invaluable role in supporting families and young children in what can be stressful times.