Barbara Thompson

Hello my name is Barbara and I am an Expert by Experience at Inclusion North.


My Experience


Family carer from Sheffield with a profoundly disabled son.

10 years working at Sheffield Mencap and Gateway supporting family carers.

Working with and supporting family carers on Learning Disability Partnership Boards by facilitating a group of carers to have a voice around issues affecting them and the people they care for.


My Skills and Knowledge


Understanding issues surrounding people who have been admitted to hospital.

Advocate for family carers of people with a learning disability or autism.

Alway put the interests of people being reviewed first.


What is important to me


When at care and treatment Reviews the needs of the patient are put first and looking to see how their treatment can be improved.

My son continues to get the support he enjoys now and in the future.


What people say about me


I have a good sense of humor.

Care, understand and have empathy for how people are feeling.

Not afraid to speak up if I disagree with something.


I Enjoy


Spending time with my grandchildren.

Walking in the nearby Derbyshire countryside.

Meeting friends – I am definitley a ‘lady wot lunches’.

Reading – I will read almost anything.