Sue has worked as a Social Worker and Probation Officer in Plymouth and Bristol in the 1970’s, moving back to Gloucestershire with a young family.  Throughout the 1980’s she combined being a Mother to two children, working locally as a Social Worker in Adult Care before stepping into management in the 1990’s onwards.  Specialist Mental Health and Management training provided her with the platform to take up senior management county posts, across Health & Social Care for Wiltshire and Worcestershire, leading Older People Mental Health Services, both rewarding and challenging partnership work.  She has now retired, and looking back over 40 years has enjoyed and valued the contribution she made to service developments, staff, individuals, their families, often in times of great need.