I have lived in the East Midlands all my life and locally with my family for the last 5 years. I work in Childrens’ Services working with children who have suffered trauma. Through both my work and my parenting I’ve learned the importance of living within a supportive community. The kind of environment we live in has the power to make us feel more connected to each other rather than isolated; safer rather than fearful. If elected I would organise community forums, and support local projects which would help to enhance the day to day lives of everybody from the very young to the elderly in Greasley.