Yorkshire born and bred, educated in Hampshire and at Bath University and has lived in Dorset since 1972.
Anabel retired in March 2011 after a professional career in social work, latterly having managed a social work team specialising in the needs of older people, based in North Dorset. A specialist interest has always been in mental health and particularly in dementia. Anabel contributed to the ‘NICE’ Guidelines on supporting people with dementia and their carers’. First hand experience was also gained in supporting and caring for two relatives both of whom had dementia.
Many and varied, but priorities include grandchildren and gardening.