Since 2010 David has been National Director of The Care Leavers Association working to improve the lives of care leavers of all ages. Before this he was an Assistant Director at The Big Life Group – a social enterprise in the North West supporting disadvantaged communities in the areas of employment, health, housing, education and community development. The focus of his early employment was working with young people in a range of community settings. He has also managed community centres in various parts of the UK. For most of his working life David has worked with communities using a user-led approach – striving to ensure that the voices of individuals and communities are at the heart of all decision making and service provision. In his limited free time David lives in the countryside of Yorkshire, enjoys his garden and still supports the football team from the red side of Manchester.
“I am very excited to be collaborating on behalf of The Care Leavers Association with knowledgeable individuals and organisations on this key important issue. As a user-voice charity, all at The CLA want to see government and service providers listening to more care voices. No matter what shape the Care Review takes, it is essential that care leavers of all ages play an active central role in its development and delivery.”
Our Care Our Say
If you are a care experience person of any age you can give your views on what the forthcoming Care Review in England should cover and how it should be run complete the “Our Care Our Say“ survey: HERE
The Care Experienced Conference website has a searchable directory of support services and helpful information for care experienced people of all ages created by and for the community. You can access the website via the following website: HERE