Lay member for patient and public engagement
Barbara trained and practiced as a lawyer and worked for more than 30 years as a solicitor, specialising in third sector and social enterprise management, development and support and public service provision of key services such as housing and social care and support.
She was involved operationally as a manager of a large regional provider delivering legal advice services and has worked on strategic and policy issues locally and nationally. More recently Barbara worked with local communities in Sussex to support local action planning and initiatives.
Barbara now runs a business support consultancy Sandpiper Business Support Ltd working with many organisations and their stakeholders, in both rural and urban settings, to promote and support the development of the social economy. Barbara is also a Director and south-east regional contact for Social Audit Network Ltd. She lives near Battle.