Peter is a professionally qualified and registered social worker and has worked in adult social care for the past 40 years. He has worked across North East England, mainly with older people but also people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems. He has undertaken a number of job roles including direct service management, registration, inspection and commissioning services.
Over the past 17 years he has worked for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, including being a strategic commissioner for Independent Living services; Personalisation Manager for the Putting People First initiative and latterly managing in-house services.
Peter retired in September 2018 at which point he was shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement Award in the national Social Worker of the Year Community Care Awards.
In his spare time Peter supports a mental health voluntary organisation as a Board member; enjoys travel, gardening, stamp collecting and grandchildren.