Hello my name is Shain and I am an Expert by Experience at Inclusion North
My child has autism and my uncle has a learning disability.
I am on the board of Dimensions UK ,the committee of an autism charity and a governor at a school responsible for special educational needs and safeguarding.
I worked for the Department of Health developing policy, and working stakeholders and Ministers.
My Skills and Knowledge
Studying and understanding new information quickly.
Seeing different points of view and finding the answer that different people can agree on.
Good at communicating with people.
Working well as part of a team and to short deadlines, keeping calm.
What is important to me
Honesty, kindness, fairness and equality.
Using my brain and my experience to make a difference.
Feeling what I am doing is worthwhile.
That people take responsibility and promises for their actions.
What people say about me
Warm, funny, honest, loyal and generous.
Practical and have lots of common sense.
Support people regardless of their background.
I listen to and speak up for people whose voice is not strong.
Travel, meeting new people and spending time with my family and friends.
Activities and other things including jigsaws, quizzes, crosswords, baking, reading, poetry, politics and creative writing.
Voluntary work and making a difference in my local community.