Louise has many years of experience in the Voluntary Sector, initially in the field of substance misuse and mental health, with more recent work supporting community activities for older people and hearing older people’s experiences of health and social care in Bristol.

She recently completed a Mental Health First Aid course and continues to work in community mental health services, with a particular interest in the impact of loneliness on physical and mental health.

Louise has a keen interest in supporting older people to reduce loneliness and isolation, and is an active member of her community. She is a member of a Book Club, a Running Club which also Walks and Talks, and loves sea swimming regardless of the weather!