Cathy’s previous work has included project management for a Disabled People’s organisation in Essex; management of residential care homes for older people and people with learning difficulties and research and development of respite schemes for carers within Suffolk.
In 2001, she began developing training courses in response to user involvement in the field of Social Worker training. In 2009, she qualified as a disability equality trainer and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in disability equality practice. In 2011; working with Race on the Agenda, she qualified to develop training based on the Equality Act 2010.
Cathy was also a Director of a Community Gateway Housing Association and chaired their equality and diversity steering group as well as supporting the development of the company’s older people’s strategy.