Hello my name is Gary and I am a Expert by Experience at Inclusion North
I have been an expert by experience since 2016.
Involvement in peer advocacy has been really important to me, being involved since 2009.
Attended the Tomorrows Leaders course in 2010.
I have set up a local support group for people with additional needs.
My Skills and Knowledge
Working for our local Clinical Commissioning Group to help select new services,
Co-Chair of our Partnership Board, this means I have good knowledge of local learning disability services and benefits.
I have worked on many Care and Treatment review panels.
What is important to me
Being part of the Advisory Council, supporting the Board of Directors to help make sure the work of Inclusion North is good quality and making things better for people with a learning disability.
What people say about me
Knowledgeable – knows lots about learning disability.
A kind person who helps others.
Caring, always friendly and patient.
Living with my wife.
Accessing the internet to play games.
Travelling, I can now find out how to get to lots of places.
Helping people speak up and be involved.
Going out and making new friends.