Sonia has worked in the community and voluntary sector in Leicestershire for many years, initially with Home-Start Market Harborough and then managing the local Volunteer Bureau. In the mid 90s Sonia joined the newly established Leicestershire Carers Centre as an Advocate and was Centre Manager for 9 years. In 2009 she was recruited to the national Caring with Confidence Programme for informal carers, as Central Region Development Manager. Sonia joined Northamptonshire LINk as their Adult Social Care Officer and then transferred to Healthwatch Northamptonshire in 2013, as lead for adult social care.
Sonia has volunteered within her community in a number of roles, including school governor, PTA member, Chair of local independent radio reference group, Marie Curie Fundraising Group, and is currently Chair of the Leicestershire Carers Centre.
Sonia is pleased to be back with Healthwatch Northamptonshire and looking forward to working with colleagues, volunteers and professionals in developing this new integrated approach to the fast changing landscape of adult health and social care.