I am a keen sea fisherman and my favourite car is a Jaguar. I was in the army and whilst there, qualified as a ski instructor both downhill and cross-country. 

The Citizen Involvement Board is vitally important because it keeps the decision makers informed of what people want at the grass roots level rather than services and systems put in place by people who are, possibly, out of touch with customers needs and demands. It is exactly why I set up my own charity Peer Support as a service-user led and run organisation. Whilst it is necessary to meet the demands of funders it is a totally different matter in implementing and translating those to meet demand.

Mark Thomas