I have volunteered for ASSIST in the accommodation section since 2015. I became a Trustee in July 2017 when I also took early retirement. A Southerner by birth, I moved with my family to Sheffield in 1987 and I am proud to call it "home".
As an NHS Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry I have worked predominantly in Sheffield but also in Leeds, Rotherham and Doncaster, leading teams in helping older people with depression and dementia. So I have an ongoing interest in anything that can be done to aid the mental health of asylum seekers.