Andy is the Chairperson of Friends of Stour Connect and says, "I am a former local authority social worker, including social work practice teacher. I've always worked in learning disability services with 40+ years as a foster carer/staying put carer/respite care, most of which has been spent providing care and support for children with additional needs. I also have 20+ years’ experience in business to directorship level. I am passionate about inclusion and employment opportunities for people with additional needs.
I live with Heather, who is also involved in the charity, and have 3 adopted children, one of which has a diagnosed learning disability. Outside of the charity my hobbies include football (AFC Bournemouth), fishing (if I have time!), walking and music."