Being the father of two sons with a learning disability means that I have a personal interest in services for people with learning disabilities.  Natural Breaks has been part of my life since we first conceived the idea of developing a service that would be sensitive to the needs of people with a learning disability, and their families, and see them living as normal a life as possible, with the support to enable them to do so.  I believe that Natural Breaks seeks to achieve this aim.

I have held senior posts in social services and a leading role in the work of Mencap both in Liverpool and nationally.  I am a Churchill Fellow having been awarded a fellowship to study the employment opportunities for people with a learning disability in the USA.