Linda has over ten years of personal knowledge and experience of mental health service provision, particularly Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Bi-polar, having previously cared for elderly relatives and family members, navigating through specialist care services. Working within the Pharmaceutical Industry, involved in establishing Norplant in the UK, Linda organised the clinical training of GP’s, Consultants, Midwifes and Nurses for Norplant insertion. Linda was also instrumental in establishing ‘Teen Screen’ in the local community.
More recently Linda has been working as a debt advisor having trained and worked with Advice UK. Linda uses her financial knowledge to support families in financial difficulties, offering advice and information to avoid litigation. Linda also represents Lenders in court as their advocate.
Linda is also a Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire (HWCB) Volunteer and Champion. Linda has completed training to be an authorised Enter and View Representative and also represents HWCB at various stakeholder meetings and Carers Cafés. Linda uses her vast knowledge and experience to encourage people to contact HWCB with issues and concerns and to ‘tell their story’.