MariaW_2

MariaW_2

At a glance

Skills

  • Legal

Where

Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, mainly at the office, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.

Time

Either in or out of office hours

Causes

  • Arts
  • Campaigning
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Type of role

Ongoing role, Trustee/Governor

Work history

  • Download CV

About me

I have 20 years' of experience as a solicitor both in private practice and in-house covering a wide range of areas, including acting as company secretary.

I am passionate about improving the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable adults and children, in particular, ensuring that their voices are heard.  I am a public governor at my local mental health and learning disabilities NHS Trust, in which my role is to represent the members of the Trust, including service users and carers.

I have lived experience of being a carer for a young person with asd and significant mental health difficulties during which time I have developed an extensive knowledge of mental health and disability services in the UK.

What am I looking for

I am interested in causes relating to mental health, social care, young people and advocacy.

I can offer the following skills: legal, company secretarial, advocacy, drafting and one to one support in challenging situations, such as attending court or tribunals.