My Life My Way - Enabling Inclusion and Communities

About us

VickiVicki

Vicki has worked with disabled people, their families and their organisations for over fifteen years. She began working to support young disabled people to be included in play and leisure opportunities and went on to develop peer support for disabled people from excluded communities to access direct payments and individual budgets to live independent lives.

She has since supported disabled people to influence local and national policy through consultation and co-production. She has worked extensively to support people with learning disabilities through advocacy. Vicki has brought a creative, solution focussed approach to her work with a wide range of organisations to support them to engage with disabled people effectively. Her experience as a disabled woman and her work with many other disabled people bring a practical understanding to developing inclusive practices and policies, producing accessible information and training. Vicki has a BSC(Hons) in Psychology and an MA in Disability Studies from the University of Leeds

LynnLynn

Lynn is a qualified Social Worker and has management qualifications. Lynn has worked in the public sector for over 30 years, starting her working life supporting disabled children in mainstream school and as a support worker supporting people with a learning disability relocate from Long Stay hospitals across the North of England to homes of their own with they support needed to achieve that.

Lynn has always enjoyed working closely with people with learning disabilities and their families to support them to live the lives they want to live. Lynn brings her experience, knowledge and passion about people’s rights to her role as a Trustee. Most importantly Lynn has 6 children of her own and understands the issues affecting disabled children and adults and their families from a personal perspective.

PhilPhil

Phil originally worked in the IT industry. In the early nineties he started to get involved as a family member in local and regional learning disability issues and groups; shortly after this he started working with learning disability organisation using his IT and office management skills in a self-employed capacity.

Transitions and Employment has always be a passion and he has been involved with a number of projects and contracts including developing DVD information for young people going through transition and taking a regional role for the North West Joint improvement partnership to spread the word about the “Getting a Life” national programme.

KathKath

Kath is a mother to four children and a very proud Mancunian. My background is in education, but as a parent/carer felt unsure of the way forward until she went on a parent leadership course with Partners in Policy making. This really challenged Kath’s thinking and then became Chair of Rochdale Parent Carers’ Voice.

Passionate about the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life, and an active trainer as well as an expert by experience and person centred planner. Kath has delivered training to forums nationally and work closely with her own regions NWTDT/Pathways to ensure inclusion happens in all areas of our society, particularly for those in or at risk of hospital settings.