“I have known Andrew in his roles as Commissioner at Social Services in West Sussex and as Policy Lead at In Control. Andrew has strong principles and an extensive knowledge of disability issues. He is a clear thinker and writer and a skilful facilitator.”

Carl Poll, former Director of Communications, In Control

“At a time when it was not widely believed that people with learning disabilities were entitled to an ordinary life, Andrew not only embraced this belief but he continually challenged opposing views in a way that brought people along. As a senior manager in a large local authority he was unusual in his support of radical approaches to bring about change and allowed us to take risks and experiment in ways that ultimately paid off and this led to a committed approach to personalisation in West Sussex.”

Alicia Wood, former Valuing People Lead, West Sussex County Council and Indpendent trainer and Facilitator, working with Housing Options

“Andrew is at the forefront of personalisation and self directed support in Adult Social Care. I have known Andrew since 1998 when we worked together in Strategic Commissioning for West Sussex County Council. Latterly, we have renewed our association in providing consultancy support to a major national charity. Through his association with In Control, he has helped us design a person-centred approach to a range of our activities.”

Martyn Yeats, former Strategic Commissioning Manager, West Sussex County Council and Independent trainer and facilitator

“It was a great pleasure working with Andrew at In Control. His understanding of the complexities and detail of self-directed support and his ability to communicate ideas clearly made him a great asset. He worked well with other people – always collaborative, always supportive.”

Simon Duffy, former CEO at In Control