Lay Member (Patient & Public Involvement)

Pam is an Occupational Therapist by profession. She worked in Local Government for 32 years in social care, during which time she managed care homes, inspected and redesigned services and worked in various management positions. Her last role was Executive Director in Warrington where she managed adult social care; environmental health; trading standards; libraries; culture, sport and leisure services, and neighbourhood development. She was also a member of the PCT Board and Professional Executive Committee.

Pam has her own consultancy company advising health, local government and housing associations; is an AQuA associate; a non-executive director of a Housing Association and has a history of undertaking work in order to improve the quality of social care services. She has worked with the Care Quality Commission as a professional advisor and worked to produce the Department of Health document “Homes are for Living In” and the National Dementia strategy.
 
Pam has been responsible for working in partnership to deliver large housing with care services in the North West, and has worked with many health and local authorities to encourage Dignity in Care.
 
In her spare time she lives on a farm with her husband in Cheshire, likes travelling, cooking and gardening.