Stephen is passionate that everyone should be able to live a full and active life in their chosen community, and if they require support to do this, we should do all we can to ensure they get this support. He has worked in social care for 40 years in both the statutory and voluntary Sector. Stephen has experience in finance, administration and strategic planning, service development, and in leadership. He continues to contribute to a number of advisory groups on policy and governance matters.
Stephen’s organisation became a member because of how powerful a voice VODG is. The work VODG does is vital in informing how policy is shaped and how the sector is able to thrive and develop. By being a Trustee, Stephen believes he can help the organisation to continue to be responsive to the needs of its members, by drawing on his experience and sharing what it’s like as a provider to provide services in the current social care environment.
Stephen is Chief Executive at Perthyn, a registered charity providing support to people with a learning disability in Wales and England.