Sue has worked in the voluntary sector since leaving school, in voluntary and paid roles. Sue is currently the Managing Director of the Aldingbourne Trust, a West Sussex based organisation which supports people who have a learning disability with jobs, education, arts, training, homes, leisure and friendships. Sue likes change, challenge and shaping creative solutions. The Aldingbourne Trust is tackling austerity in social care by being bold in linking with communities and increasing local support.
In previous roles, Sue developed an innovative housing service which supported women with forensic psychiatric support needs offering a direct path back to wider society, out of institutions. Sue successfully campaigned to open a parent-led nursery in Camden when services were under threat of closure. Sue has also worked with ex-offenders as a prison visitor and running accommodation/support services for people leaving prison and people who were alcohol dependent.
She has a degree in Psychology, an MBA, a diploma in Forensic Mental Health and has completed the Leadership for Empowered & Healthy Communities Programme. Sue believes in the power of collaborative working, and works in two consortia in West Sussex.