Clare is an experienced Occupational Therapist having spent much of her career working with older people, treating a large range of physical and mental health conditions in both hospital and community settings. Clare has also taught newly qualified and experienced staff groups as well as coaching individuals to develop their own skills and ways of working with older people. Clare is a member of Widcombe Baptist Church where she occupies a number of roles including being a member of the pastoral team with responsibility for the care of older people. Clare is now retired and was delighted to be invited to become a Trustee of Bridge Care, and keen to support its ongoing development. She believes that Bridgemead is special because of the emphasis on the provision of quality care in a welcoming and encouraging environment.