Carole Wilson

What is your role within the community?

I am a Parent/Carer of two young men, one with complex needs, one with additional needs. I am a steering group member for Stockton United for change Parent/Carer Forum who are recognised voice for families of children/young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities 0-25yrs living in the borough of Stockton. Our aim is to engage parent/Carers to influence services for our young people.

Why did you want to become a Community Health Ambassador?

I became part of the Community Health Ambassador Team as families affected by disabilities experience extra challenges throughout their lives, this is a way of ensuring their voices are heard to raise issues/concerns and praise.

What is your favourite quote/saying or motto in life?

My life's motto has to be "Challenges are sent to make us stronger, they can be overcome, we just need to work together to find another way around them".