Barbara spent 20 years with the Employment Service (Job Centre), firstly as an Employment Adviser and then a Disability Employment Adviser. Barbara then joined a Bedfordshire charity – Advocacy Alliance – to work as an advocate for people with learning disabilities, and also as a volunteer recruiter and trainer. Barbara also previously worked in a family business, providing sales and finance support.
Barbara loves being with her 2 very young grandchildren as often as possible. Young children see it, and say it – ‘as it is’ – which can be hysterical. She also enjoys films and theatre and supports a local amateur theatrical group.