Carole KingCarole retired in November 2013 following a 36-year career in social work, latterly as an NHS manager responsible for Older People’s Community Mental Health Services. She was a member of the initial steering group of Alzheimer’s Support some 25 years ago and remained in close professional and personal contact with the organisation over her working mental health career. Carole is involved in many organisations within her own community and is currently Chair of her area’s Community Area Partnership. Their projects have included organising and delivering a Safe Places Scheme to the town’s local shops and an on-going Dementia Friendly town scheme. She is also part of a local debt advisory group.