" I have more than 37 years experience of working within the Adults Social Care Sector and have extensive experience of working hands on within residential settings, providing respite/domiciliary care for individuals within their own homes and a qualified post 16 Special needs teacher. I funded and have managed the non profit Community Interest Group, Empowering Arts Support and Social Group for 6 years now which has over 60 people with additional needs accessing the service on a regular basis, who prior to offering this service they had no where else to go to socialise and receive support associated with their disabilities. I have been providing live in support for over 10 years for vulnerable adults and additional needs children and work closely with the advocacy service in Peterborough. I have experience in working alongside people with mild to severe learning disabilities, Autism, Down Syndrome, dual sensory impairments, Profound and multiply Learning Disabilities and behaviour that is challenging. I am also trained to work with people who may have some medical issues such as epilepsy and Diabetes."