Jean has been a member of Centre 404 for 40 years, being Chair three times. She has a special interest in health and housing for people with learning disabilities. She acts as Champion for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities in Islington on the Partnership Board, and sits on the Health and Housing Working Groups. Nationally, Jean has been a member of government groups working on behalf of people with learning disabilities and their family carers. She currently represents the London Region Family Carers at the National Valuing Families Forum, which advises government. One of Jean's adult daughters had multiple disabilities and twenty years ago, along with another parent, she set up the first supported housing in England for their daughters. Jean currently works as an assessor for the Independent Living Fund for North London, a trainer and consultant. Earlier in her career Jean was a Director of the Camden Society.
JEAN WILLSON OBE
Chair of Centre 404