Liz Jones is the Policy Director of the National Care Forum, joining the organisation in May 2019. At the NCF, Liz is leads the policy and research team, working closely with the CEO on influencing and championing our members’ voice, is responsible for membership support and engagement and leads the research work for the organisation.
Liz has a strong background in social policy, care and support and health and housing , with over 20 years’ experience across the civil service, local government and the charity sector including Methodist Homes (MHA), Nottingham City Council and Manchester City Council.
Liz has strong research and analytical skills, along with consultation/engagement skills, and brings with her a passion for ensuring that the voices and views of the people and communities we serve are central to our policy development and implementation.
Liz has recently joined the Board of Trustees of Dementia Carers Count (DCC), a charity that supports the emotional and practical needs of the 700,000 families living with dementia in the UK. Families and friends caring for someone with dementia often do so 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They face huge and constant challenges but often go unrecognised and unsupported. It’s important that family carers are empowered to put themselves first as they navigate the ups and downs of caring for someone with dementia.
Liz has a BA hons in English Literature and Language and lives in Nottingham.