Sharon has worked in the
independent care sector for over 28 years, having previously spent 10 years in
the NHS in a variety of roles. She has held the posts of director of nursing
and director of quality assurance in one of the largest UK care providers and
was the managing director for Heart of England Housing and Care until 2009.
She has served on a number of
national policy groups, where she seeks to bridge the gap between policy and
practice. She is director of the Residential Forum, a director of CommonAge and Vice Chair of NAPA.
Sharon began her role at the
National Care Forum in 2009 as Policy and Communications Director. In addition
to representing members at national and international events, Sharon has
developed skills in social care and health policy and regularly works with
directors and boards on the successful management of change.
Sharon was awarded an CBE in
the 2016 New Year’s Honours for services to nursing and the not-for-profit care