Meet the Team
The team has a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge about ensuring people with learning disabilities have the same opportunities as other people through carrying out research, policy, development and consultancy work.
Molly has supported young people and adults with learning disabilities for over 30 years. She is experienced in consultancy, developing partnership contracts and tenders, training, research and service transitions. Furthermore, Molly holds a MEd.
Christine has over 25 years' experience in developing and managing services for people with learning disabilities. Her interests include older people with learning disabilities, planning with families and developing social and community networks.
Jill has 20 years' experience working with children and adults with learning disabilities. She is an RNLD and has a BSc Degree in Psychology. She serves as Chair of the Transition Information Network steering group and is part of the PMLD network.
Keith has nearly 20 years’ experience supporting people with learning disabilities. His areas of expertise include supported employment, developing social enterprises, supporting people to set up co-operatives and using trade to develop opportunities.
Christine has over 25 years’ experience within the field of learning disabilities. Within senior management, she has implemented policy, undertaken research, conducted consultancies, supported strategic development and improved service provision.
Barbara has influenced the improvement of learning disability services across the UK and internationally. She serves on national advisory committees, founded the Learning Disability Coalition and holds a MSc in Health and Social Policy.
Alison has a wealth of experience in the field of learning disabilities, having worked in senior commissioning, consultancy and service development roles. She actively serves on a number of national advisory boards and is published widely.
Hanifa is one of the longest standing members of the team, supporting the London office since 2005. Her responsibilities range from customer services through to fundraising, and she also delivers many presentations and speaks at a range of events.
Kate has worked with the Foundation since 2011. Her role involves supporting FPLD and the Children and Young Peoples teams with administrative work, project support, communications and customer services.