Rachel began her career working for Members of Parliament, where one of her roles was to help constituents with case-working problems. This led on to rights based work for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Refugee Council and working as a specialist in immigration law for over 10 years before setting up her own practice.

Rachel’s varied experience and solution focused approach enables her to both understand the issues that different groups in society face and come up with person centred and sustainable outcomes. Her work in Corporate Affairs in the NHS has given her an understanding of good governance, which is a vital skill she brings to the Board.

In Rachel’s words, ‘Changing Our Lives works with people in such an innovative and life changing way. I am proud to be part of such a movement that puts people at the centre of their own decision-making. Involving people in their own life-choices, and campaigning for others in similar situations, means it is so much more likely that change will be effective, and long-lasting.’