Background & Testimonials

Experience

I have worked in the voluntary sector and local government and I have undertaken contract work on a self-employed basis. I have experience in the following areas:

  • Disability equality and human rights
  • Disability equality, awareness and inclusion training
  • Access to services and the built environment
  • Consultation and communication
  • Social care services user involvement
  • Disability benefits (DLA, AA and PIP)
  • Information and advice services for disabled and older people

Education and training

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Disability Studies (merit; University of Leeds 2011) – essays available here
  • Access Auditing (Centre for Accessible Environments, 2000)
  • Postgraduate secretarial course (City of London University 1983)
  • LLB Honours degree in Law (2:1; University of Southampton 1982)

Testimonials

‘Many thanks for all your assistance.  It has been most helpful to have the benefit of your expertise and experience in relation to my queries.’ Kath, daughter of older service user

‘I have worked with Jane on access matters in the built environment, and sought Jane’s assistance on both my personal minor disability issues in the work place, and on a family members disability, and have always been amazed by her breadth of knowledge and compassionate understanding of a such a wide range of disabilities, where she can always see a solution to a problem.’  Karen, former local authority Planning (Conservation) Officer