I call myself a crafty multi-tasker in that I do lots of different jobs and in my spare time (if ever I get any!) I indulge in craft hobbies. I own my own business, and am an online retailer of a range of clothes I designed for babies with hip dysplasia, which my daughter was born with. My brand Hip-Pose is now award winning and sells internationally. I also fundraise for my daughter’s special needs school, am a member of the access forum for Canterbury Cathedral and am a special needs parent blogger for Firefly.
Before having my daughter and entering the world of disability, I was the museum development officer for Kent and Medway and part of my role was to do access audits for museums and heritage sites. I also worked at Leeds castle in Kent creating the education department and school offer, so I have a well rounded knowledge of physical and intellectual access issues in visitor attractions.
I will be working with Visits Unlimited in the Kent region to help audit venues and deliver training to staff to improve access awareness and planning. I am passionate about helping to make a visitor experience as accessible as possible and thinking beyond the basics to deliver real solutions.