Ruth Whittaker

I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1984 and I have worked for Leeds City Council for 30 years. I am a Disability Team Manager, working closely with Health & Housing and Care and Repair, recommending adaptations and equipment enabling disabled people to remain as independent as possible. I also manage the hospital discharge scheme that is run by Care & Repair Leeds which provides minor adaptations to enable customers to remain in their own homes or to prevent them having to stay in hospital. I am an Observer on the Board reporting on behalf of Adult Social Care.